Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day

By Kathlyn J. Kirkwood, Illustrated by Steffi Walthall

Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ’Round is a deeply moving middle grade memoir about what it means to be an everyday activist and foot solider for racial justice, as Kathlyn recounts how, drawn to activism from childhood, she went from attending protests as a teenager to fighting for Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s birthday to become a national holiday as an adult. A blueprint for kids starting down their own paths to civic awareness, it shows life beyond protests and details the sustained time, passion, and energy it takes to turn an idea into a law.


2024-2025 Lamplighter Award

Reading Level: 0.0

Published by Versify

ISBN# 978-0358387268 (HB)