Giveaway: (DVD) March On! The Day Martin Changed the World

March On!
The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
… and more stories about African American history

This January, as America prepares to commemorate the birthday of our country’s most iconic civil rights leader and Black History Month, families can learn more about Martin Luther King, Jr. and other heroes of African American history in an entertaining and educational new Scholastic Storybook Treasure DVD release, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, which includes more than an hour of inspiring true stories.

Hilltown Families is offering one winning family a copy of this newly release DVD.  Deadline to enter to win is Monday, 01/18/10 @ 7pm. Details below.


The lead story, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, is a moving account of the day when Martin Luther King, Jr. presented his “I Have a Dream” speech to the world during the civil rights March on Washington in1963. The story is told by Dr. King’s sister, Dr. Christine King Ferris, with colorful animation of London Ladd’s illustrations. As a bonus, the DVD includes an interview with the author, Dr. King Ferris. As the American Library Association noted about the production, “Lynn Whitfield’s sensitive and stirring narration is enriched with audio clips of Mahalia Jackson’s powerful song, crowd noises, and clips from MLK’s speech. Music by Michael Bacon sets the tone for the film and seamlessly accommodates songs of the era.”


Three more historical tales follow King’s amazing, true-life story, each carefully adapted from award-winning children’s books: Martin’s Big Words (adapted from the book by Doreen Rapport, illustrated by Michael Collier), Rosa (written and narrated by Nikki Giovanni, illustrations by Michael Sporn), Henry’s Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad (based on the book by Ellen Levine, illustrated by Kadir Nelson). Together the stories have won 15 awards, including the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Children’s Video, Caldecott Honor Award, and selection as a American Library Association Notable Video. Celebrity narration by Whitfield, Michael Clark Duncan and others, plus engaging music, make these tales come to life for a new generation of Americans.


Your chance to win March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World from Scholastic Storybook Treasures is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)!

To win simply:

  1. POST A COMMENT BELOW (one entry per family) and be sure to tell us your
  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) PLEASE include your town and state to be eligible.
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL (we never share your email address).
  5. We’ll randomly draw a winner and will share the results below.

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Monday, 01/18/10 @ 7pm (EST).


  1. January 20, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Congratulations to
    Ellen Doyle of Williamsburg, MA and
    Jennifer Gottlieb of Florence, MA

    Both families will receive the Scholastic Storybook Treasure DVD, “March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World.”

    Big thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway. Stay tuned for more giveaways coming soon!


  2. Jennifer Gottlieb said,

    January 13, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    This looks great — thank you!

    Florence, MA


  3. Kate Saccento said,

    January 12, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    What a great give-away! Crossing my fingers…
    Chesterfield, MA


  4. kelli ann said,

    January 12, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Looks really amazing. Kelli Ann Ferrigan (& Co.) in Sutton, QC, Canada.


  5. Ellen said,

    January 12, 2010 at 6:31 am

    This looks like an amazing, inspiring compilation. Please enter us in the drawing!

    Ellen Doyle
    Williamsburg, MA


  6. Zach Howard said,

    January 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Sounds terrific!

    Zach Howard,
    Conway, MA


  7. Bonnie M. said,

    January 7, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Excellent giveaway. I’d love to win.

    Bonnie McAfee
    Muskegon, Michigan


  8. Amy Seldin said,

    January 6, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    WOW! Stories and music by great people. This looks fantastic for the kids and everybody…
    Amy from Florence, MA


  9. mindy aptecker said,

    January 6, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    this is great thanks

    bronx ny


  10. Chris Curtis said,

    January 6, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    This sounds like a very inspirational set.

    South Hadley, MA


  11. Rachel Silverman said,

    January 5, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    every month is black history month…or should be.
    rachel in florence


  12. tonya lemos said,

    January 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    this would be super cool!!
    love tony(a) lemos
    in Ashfield


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