Released March 5, 2019 from Creston Books by Sydney Taylor Notable Winner Nancy Churnin and Sydney Taylor Honor Winner Yevgenia Nayberg.
Book of the month for eMissourian in Education in March 2019; featured book at the Ruby Bridges Reading Festival at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. in May 2019; featured book at Tulisoma South Dallas Book Fair at African American Museum in Fair Park, Dallas in August 2019. It will be presented at the annual New York City public school librarians’ conference Nov. 5, following a performance of ‘Letters from Anne & Martin,’ developed and produced by the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York City, with Nancy sharing a panel with the actors after the show.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Anne Frank: Contemporaries with a Common Legacy, Religion News Service
Why I took a chance on writing Martin & Anne, Rate Your Story
Six Fabulous Picture Books to Celebrate Black History Month, by Pamela Kramer
Martin & Anne in The Whole Megillah, by Barbara Krasner
Join the KINDRED SPIRITS project: 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.
Proud of the kind kids at South Georgia Elementary in Amarillo who reached out to kids in El Paso and sent copies of Martin & Anne to them! Their good work in the Kindred Spirits project was covered by their local news station:
"As the teenage diarist and civil rights leader stand together, the timeless, powerful themes they heralded form the conclusion: 'Love is stronger than hate. Kindness can heal the world.'"-- Publishers Weekly, full review 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
“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