After a week of studying the life and mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. I’m confident my sprouts have a better idea who the man was and why his life’s work is so important. After reading, writing, and singing about his dream of peace, I’m hopeful they understand why we have his birthday off. As one of my little friends said, ‘Wow, he must be really important if we don’t have school on his birfday.”

Happy Birthday Dr. King. There’s a new crop of soldiers in your army of peacemakers.