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As Good As Anybody

The Children's Book Review

"As Good As Anybody" by Richard Michelson with illustrations by Raul Colon (Knopf, $16.99, 40 pages) is part history lesson, part inspirational story, part primer on social justice and all worthy reading and picture viewing. This is a keeper.

The book for ages 6-10 is focused on Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's  "Amazing March Toward Freedom," as the sub-title announces. It goes on to relate the story of the Baptist minister and the Jewish rabbi who became close friends and had the same dreams of equality and justice for all people.

"As Good As Anybody" tells the inspirational story that never grows old, that is as timely now as it was in the time of King and Heschel. Enhanced greatly by the precise and poignant language of Michelson and the moving and colorful art of Colon - this is a book for gift giving, for savoring, for reading aloud. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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About the Authors:  Myrna Katz Frommer and Harvey Frommer are a wife and husband team who successfully bridge the worlds of popular culture and traditional scholarship. Co-authors of the critically acclaimed interactive oral histories It Happened in the Catskills, It Happened in Brooklyn, Growing Up Jewish in America, It Happened on Broadway, It Happened in Manhattan, It Happened in Miami. They teach what they practice as professors at Dartmouth College.

They are also travel writers who specialize in luxury properties and fine dining as well as cultural history and Jewish history and heritage in the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. More about these authors.

You can contact the Frommers at: 

Email: myrna.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Email: harvey.frommer@Dartmouth.EDU
Web: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~frommer/travel.htm.

This Article is Copyright 1995 - 2012 by Harvey and Myrna Frommer.  All rights reserved worldwide.

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