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Martin's big words [DVD] : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --and more stories from the African-American tradition / Scholastic ; Weston Woods ; executive producer, Linda Lee
DVD | New Video Group | c2005.
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1 videodisc (ca. 72 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
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DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Note
Title from disc label.
Performer
Narrators, Michael Clarke Duncan (Martin's big words), Samuel L. Jackson (John Henry), Alfre Woodard (Seven candles for Kwanzaa), Billy Dee Williams (Ella Fitzgerald), Forest Whitaker (Duke Ellington).
Credits
Martin's big words: music, Crystal Taliefero ; editors, Melissa Reilly, Paul R. Gagne, David Russell. John Henry: music, Crystal Taliefero ; editor, David Russell. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: music, Crystal Taliefero ; editors, Melissa Reilly, Peter Ringer. Ella Fitzgerald: music, Joel Goodman, Dan Rosengard ; editors, Paul R. Gagne, Melissa Reilly, David Russell ; animated by Martin Haughey, Emma Collicott, Euan Frizzell. Duke Ellington: music, Joel Goodman, Dan Rosengard ; digital animation and editing, Glue, John Lasala, Ross Sclafani.
Audience
Recommended for ages 4-12.
Summary
Martin's big words: Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. John Henry: Based on the famous African-American folk ballad, this story tells of the legendary contest between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill to build a tunnel through the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Seven candles for Kwanzaa: This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community and gratitude for life's bounties.
Contents
Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / from the book by Doreen Rappaport ; illustrated by Bryan Collier ; directed by Melissa Reilly ; produced by Melissa Reilly, Paul R. Gagne -- John Henry / from the book by Julius Lester ; illustrated by Jerry Pinkney ; produced and directed by Paul R. Gagney -- Seven candles for Kwanzaa / from the book by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney ; produced by Paul R. Gagne ; directed by Melissa Reilly -- Ella Fitzgerald : the tale of a vocal virtuosa / from the book by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney ; produced by Paul R. Gagne, Melissa Reilly ; directed by Gary McGivney -- Duke Ellington : the piano prince and his orchestra / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Brian Pinkney ; produced by Paul R. Gagne and Leigh Corra ; adapted and directed by Ray Messecar.
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Special features: Read along option available.
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Lee, Linda.
Reilly, Melissa.
Gagne, Paul R., 1956-
McGivney, Gary.
Corra, Leigh.
Messecar, Ray.
Duncan, Michael Clarke.
Jackson, Samuel L.
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
Williams, Billy Dee, 1937-
Whitaker, Forest.
Rappaport, Doreen. Martin's big words.
Lester, Julius. John Henry.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Seven candles for Kwanzaa.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Ella Fitzgerald.
Pinkney, Andrea Davis. Duke Ellington.
Scholastic Inc.
Weston Woods Studios.
New Video Group.
ISBN/ISSN
0439835410
0767685974032
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