Howard Thurman's Great Hope

By Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children

This powerful book pays tribute to an extraordinary man who devoted his life to promoting racial equality and social justice. . . . The author skillfully wraps the biography into an enjoyable story, complete with the tale of a mysterious stranger at the railroad station whose impromptu donation to Howard’s train fare prevented his hopes from getting dashed. Howard Thurman’s life history, which this valuable book makes accessible to children, can prompt younger generations to see the inspiration that comes with kindness, role models, and big dreams.