Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round
My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day
Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round is a deeply moving middle grade memoir about what it means to be an everyday activist and foot solider for racial justice, as Kathlyn recounts how, drawn to activism from childhood, she went from attending protests as a teenager to fighting for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to become a national holiday as an adult. A blueprint for kids starting down their own paths to civic awareness, it shows life beyond protests and details the sustained time, passion, and energy it takes to turn an idea into a law.
Deftly weaving together monumental historical events with a heartfelt coming-of-age story and in-depth information on law making, Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round is the perfect engaging example of how history can help inform the present.
About this Author
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Kathlyn J. Kirkwood is the author of Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day. A retired college professor, Kathlyn focuses on writing for children and volunteering with underprivileged third- and fourth-grade students in the Nashville area. She has developed several innovative workshops that use trade books to help young people learn about the world beyond their immediate surroundings, and to inspire them with a love of reading.
Find out more about her at https://www.kathlynjkirkwood.com
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