Love Will See You Through
By Dr. Angela Farris Watkins, PhD
Art by Sally Wern Comport
One of the items I was first tasked with when I arrived at Simon & Schuster was to make this picture book happen. Years earlier, Dr. Watkins had delivered a thoughtful manuscript that described her uncle's (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.) principles of nonviolence. But artist unavailability and editor departures had resulted in a number of delays.
Enter the brilliant Sally Wern Comport, whose illustrations for this picture book are stunning. Incorporating relics from the era, she totally captures the time period, as well as the tension and the emotion present in Dr. Watkins's manuscript.
Dr. Watkins's hope with this picture book is to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s beliefs and practices accessible to young readers, and she absolutely achieves that goal. I'm so excited to see little kids put the Kingian Principles of Nonviolence into practice.
Laurent Linn brought great passion and vision to the design of this book.
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