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The Horn Book Guide Online counts seventy-nine biographies of Martin Luther King Jr. as being published in the last twenty-nine years. No doubt there are always more books about the man to be written, but what, exactly, can a new book bring to our understanding of this American hero? I went to New York last month to talk to Andrea Davis Pinkney about her and her husband Brian Pinkney’s Martin Rising: Requiem for a King, a resplendent volume of poetry and painting devoted — daringly, I think — to King’s last days.

Watch the video interview below or click here to view on YouTube.

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Roger Sutton has been the editor in chief of The Horn Book, Inc, since 1996. He was previously editor of The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and a children's and young adult librarian. He received his M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago in 1982 and a B.A. from Pitzer College in 1978. Follow him on Twitter: @RogerReads.

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