Eric Velasquez


My Uncle Martin's Big Heart

In this inspiring story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his young niece—readers will gain personal insight into one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. As Angela Farris Watkins introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man's extraordinary love changed the history of the United States.

Told with visually stunning art by Eric Velasquez, this is a perfect book for Black History Month and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and throughout the year.

My Uncle Martin's Big Heart


My Uncle Martin's Big Heart

My Uncle Martin's Big Heart

My Uncle Martin's Big Heart


Realistic and warm paintings fill each page.
— Mary N. Oluonye, Shaker Heights Public Library, OH

Prizewinning artist Velasquez is at his best here, creating many individual faces among the huge packed rallies on the street, and in portraits, he shows the affection that the child and her uncle share.
— Hazel Rochman from BookList

Full of warmly colorful authentic illustrations of intimate family life involving M.L. or Uncle Martin, "My Uncle Martin's Big Heart" is a book which truly brims and overflows with love and warmth, just as the author's memories testify.
—Midwest Book Review


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