The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was a towering figure of the 20th century, pushing for civil rights and advocating a nonviolent approach for social change. His daughter, Bernice King, seeks to continue his legacy in It Starts with Me!, a children’s book she wrote with Kimberly Johnson.
The pair will appear at Galleria Dallas on Aug. 20 to read from the book. They’ll also sign copies of the book at the free event, which starts at 11:30 a.m. on Level 3 of the shopping center, near the Children’s Play Place.
In It Starts with Me! a young girl named Amora encourages her friends to open their hearts and minds by allowing love to drive their words, thoughts and deeds. The book makes the case that we can all do our part to make the world a better, more welcoming place.
“With all of the polarization and the divisiveness and the vitriol in our nation, we wanted to inject love as the power to change and transform our society,” said Bernice King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, in a news release.
A kiosk adjacent to the shopping mall’s Play Place will sell the book and related merchandise on Aug. 19 and 20. All proceeds will go to the King Center to further its mission of creating a more inclusive, just, humane and equitable world.
Bernice King and Kimberly Johnson will read from and sign copies of It Starts with Me! on Aug. 20 at 11:30 a.m. on Level 3 of Galleria Dallas, 13350 Dallas Parkway. For more information on the book or the King Center, visit thekingcenter.org.