My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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Few people know about what Martin Luther King Jr. was like as a child. His older sister, Christine, tells stories of their childhood, full of love and fun. She remembers when you little brother "M.L." told their mother, "One day, I am d oig to turn this world upside down."