One thing I loved about this book is the mix between real photos and illustrations. I had never seen it done before; that alone added a unique factor that I found myself enjoying. The illustrator is very talented.
The Girl in The Pink Dress is about Freedom Jah’an Archie. She attends the Coretta Scott King Young Leader’s Academy and is due to give a speech on MLK’s Commemoration Day. She explains how MLK Day came about and how hard Mrs. King fought to provide him with a holiday to remember his legacy.
The book also touches on other great African American leaders and movements that have impacted black lives. Freedom is nervous, and we see the steps she takes to ensure her deliverance was a success.
She decided to imitate her role model, Mrs. King and put on a pink dress and pearls to present her speech. It was touching how the author represented every race in the illustrations and how Freedom realized in that very moment that was the sole purpose behind Dr. King’s dream. To have everyone come together as one.
This mother and daughter duo did an outstanding job with this book. I enjoyed it, and my kids did as well. It shines a light on great African American leaders, teaches confidence and courage.