Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, calls to action all Americans to address the urgent needs of our nations' children. The book is a series of letters to a variety of audiences—educators, faith leaders, youths, mothers, elected officials and concerned citizens nationwide—that reflect on the social and economic progress as well as the setbacks since Dr. King's death over 40 years ago. Mrs. Edelman challenges each audience to step forward and take action to ensure a level playing field for the next generation. Contains 147 pages, copyright 2008. Hardcover.