Released March 5, 2019 from Creston Books by Sydney Taylor Notable Winner Nancy Churnin and Sydney Taylor Honor Winner Yevgenia Nayberg.

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LAUNCH PARTY! Martin & Anne, The Kindred Spirits of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank (illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg, published by Creston Books, distributed by Lerner Books) launch party March 10 at 2 p.m. at Interabang Books, 10720 Preston Rd., Dallas. Free.

KINDRED SPIRITS: Share how you team up with other kids and schools in other neighborhoods, cities, states or countries to celebrate all you have in common in the Kindred Spirits project here.


“A surprisingly successful and enlightening combination strengthened by striking artwork.” (Picture book/biography. 5-9) — Kirkus Reviews, full review here

"With foresight, the emphasis is on recognizing and resisting the threat of bigotry in all its forms and in nurturing the bonds of our common humanity."— Susan Faust, San Francisco Chronicle, full review here

"These peacekeepers’ goodwill messages burst to life in a heartfelt book with bold, sleek illustrations by artist Yevgenia Nayberg." — Emissourian, March Book Buzz Picks, full review here

“The variety of Nayberg’s images balances the simplicity of Churnin’s message, adding depth to this story of unvarying optimism which concludes, “Love is stronger than hate. Kindness can heal the world.”—Emily Schneider, Jewish Book Council, full review here

“This is an important book, and even though it’s not explicitly stated, Hitler’s policy of exclusion of Jews from daily public life was based on the discrimination and Jim Crow laws that existed in the US at that time. It’s a perfect addition to any school library and a wonderful read aloud to children of all ages.”—Pamela Kramer, Six Fabulous Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month, full review here

“Nancy weaved together a stunning picture book biography that celebrates the theme that love is stronger than hate. The illustrations by Yevgenia are soft and beautiful. The back of the book has a timeline of both Martin and Anne which gives readers more information about them. This is a perfect nonfiction text to share in the classroom or at home.”—Picture Books 4 Learning, full review here

“The time for Martin & Anne is right now, and their parallel story can be a valuable, satisfying addition to school, library, and home bookshelves.” — Gary Anderson, Goodreads, full review here