Dr. Bernice King, CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center For Nonviolent Social Change and daughter of civil rights pioneers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, and Dr. Kimberly Johnson will read their children’s book It Starts With Me and sign copies at Galleria Dallas Saturday.
The book reading starts at 11:30 a.m. and the book signing is at noon Saturday on level 3 near the children’s play 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,” King said. “Because my father said that ‘Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is love correcting everything that stands against love.’”
In It Starts with Me, readers join a young girl, Amora, as she encourages her friends to BE LOVE. She shows them how to open their hearts and minds by allowing love to drive their words, actions, and thoughts.
The book shares the premise that through love, we can create a world where everyone feels like they belong, as Amora introduces readers to the Beloved Community, a place where each person finds what inspires them to make the world a better place. More importantly, it is where everyone has an opportunity to live and grow. It Starts with Me is a reminder that while we all can contribute to making the world better, we have to know that it starts with each of us taking a stand and finding our voice.
A special kiosk will be onsite adjacent to the Play Place on both Friday, Aug. 19, and Saturday, Aug. 20 selling the book and other merchandise affiliated with the BE LOVE movement. All proceeds from sales of the book and other merchandise go to The King Center.
For more information, visit Galleria Dallas’ website.