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Spokane’s Claire Rudolf Murphy to read from ‘Martin and Bobby’

Claire Rudolf Murphy is the author of 18th books for children and young adults. (Courtesy photo)
Claire Rudolf Murphy is the author of 18th books for children and young adults. (Courtesy photo)

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spokane young adult author Claire Rudolf Murphy will read from her 18th book, “Martin and Bobby: A Journey Toward Justice,” at BookPeople of Moscow.

During the first 30 minutes of the event, Rudolf Murphy will read from the novel and discuss the relationship between and leadership of both King and Senator Bobby Kennedy.

“Both men evolved in their understanding, they evolved in their commitment, and they made mistakes,” Rudolf Murphy told the Spokesman-Review in October. “They made a huge impact and those words will live on. Words matter and words can inspire.”

The second half of the event will feature a panel of young leaders from Moscow High School discussing what King, Kennedy and leadership mean to them and sharing what they believe is needed from national officials and young Americans involved in protest movements.

Rudolf Murphy’s other books including “Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Rights,” “My Country Tis of Thee: How One Song Reveals the History of Civil Rights” and “Children of the Gold Rush,” with Jane G. Haigh.

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