On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.
This powerful Black History Month themed book can be used in speech therapy to address social/emotional topics like unity and persistence. It is beautifully illustrated and provides great opportunities for illustration study. It is also great for targeting /dr/ and the /v/ sound. Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using I Have a Dream in speech therapy below: