Events & Author Appearances

Martin and Bobby
Meet the Author: Claire Rudolf Murphy
Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 (map it)
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Join author Claire Rudolf Murphy for a signing of her book, Martin and Bobby. She will be joined on a panel with author Mary Cronk Farell.
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Martin and Bobby
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By Claire Rudolf Murphy
Price 17.99


Published Oct 2018

Martin and Bobby follows the lives and experiences of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, showing how and where their work intersected and how their initially wary relationship evolved from challenging and testing each other to finally "arriving in the same place" as allies fighting poverty and racism. King's courage showed Kennedy how to act on one's moral principles, and Kennedy's growing awareness of the country's racial and economic divide gave King hope that the nation's leaders could truly support justice. Young readers will be quickly engaged by the alternating details of each man's final hours, before flashing back to compare their very different childhoods, young adult years, famous words and speeches, and rise to prominence. Full of compelling historic photos and including sidebars to extend learning, source notes, a bibliography, suggested places to visit, and a time line, Martin and Bobby is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.