On MARTA this morning, in rapid succession
One of the writers, 11-year-old Kadija Marshall, tells a story about [Martin Luther King Jr.] getting arrested after he refuses to leave a restaurant until he’s served. While in jail, King breaks up a fight between white and black inmates.
The story portrays these events as influences for his “Where do we go from here?” speech, in which King called for nonviolent economic and social change at the 1967 Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Atlanta.
“Readers will understand about violence and history, and adults who read it will know that they could be writers too, because I’m a kid and I did it,” Marshall said.”