Growing up in a lineage of preachers, little Martin was surrounded by a family steeped in the ministry. His father, uncle, and grandfather were all preachers, a lineage that sparked the thought that he might follow suit and become a remarkable preacher himself. However, a pivotal moment came when a friend invited him over to play, only for Martin to be met with the shock of exclusion due to the color of his skin. This jarring experience opened his eyes to the glaring injustice that pervaded his world.
The realization that unfairness was rampant spurred Martin to adopt an unwavering stance against silence in the face of wrongdoing. He firmly believed that no one should silently tolerate inequity. Thus, he made a solemn promise to himself – that as he matured, he would wield the most potent weapon at his disposal: words.
This poignant book comes to life through stylish and eccentric illustrations, accompanied by supplementary insights at its conclusion. A timeline charts the trajectory of Martin's life, embellished with historical photographs, and a comprehensive portrayal that delves into the inspiring activist's remarkable journey.