Alice Faye Duncan brings us back to an important time in history in Memphis. A long-time resident of the city, Alice Faye is a librarian by day and mighty writer by night, basically a love warrior for children and literature. Her love for her community is so strong and her work with this book will give the world a glimpse of life now almost 50 years ago and what Martin Luther King, Jr. meant to a city and a community and to us all.
Memphis, Martin, and the Mountaintop: The Sanitation Strike of 1968, a picture book about Martin Luther King Jr.'s final days in Memphis during the garbagemen's strike as seen through the eyes of a young girl, written by Honey Baby, Sugar Child author Alice Faye Duncan and illustrated by Caldecott Honor winning Freedom in Congo Square illustrator R. Gregory Christie, to Carolyn Yoder at Calkins Creek, for publication in 2018, by Tricia Lawrence at Erin Murphy Literary Agency for the author (World).
I'm so full of emotion waiting for this book to get to readers. It was written by a pro (and also illustrated by another pro) and we are ready with open arms and hearts.
Congratulations, Alice Faye!