Stanley Tretick

January 2017
Martin’s Dream Day
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Kitty Kelley’s first book for children, published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Martin’s Dream Day tells the story of the 1963 March on Washington, illustrated by Stanley Tretick’s photography.

“Martin Luther King dreamed of making justice a reality for all God’s children so it seemed right to share the images of his dream day with children,” said Kelley.

“Ms. Kelley has found the perfect way to share Mr. Tretick’s breathtaking photography with a whole new generation, This is a truly intimate portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. and the story of a pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” said Justin Chanda, Vice President and Publisher of Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

Kitty Kelley will donate her proceeds from this book to Reading Is Fundamental, the largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization in the United States.

Ages 5 and up.

Update May 1, 2018:  Martin’s Dream Day was selected as a 2018 International Literacy Association (ILA) Teachers’ Choice for Intermediate Readers (ages 8-11).

Update April 2018:  The Carter G. Woodson Book Award designated Martin’s Dream Day a 2018 Honoree.

August 2013

Let Freedom Ring: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the March on Washington
Thomas Dunne Books
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Kitty Kelley, “The March to the Dream”

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Despite the heat and humidity, the marchers came in droves from all over the nation, heading for the towering spire of the Washington Monument in D.C. All of them shared the same dream:  freedom and equality for 19 million African Americans.

Stanley Tretick, a seasoned photojournalist best known for his iconic images of President Kennedy and his family, was also in the crowd, drawing inspiration from the historic scenes unfolding before him. In this magnificent book, his stirring photographs of that day are published for the first time, accompanied by an insightful essay and captions from bestselling author Kitty Kelley.

From the Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman: “I am so grateful for this wonderful book by the gifted photographer Stanley Tretick, who also was a generous personal friend.  is powerful images of the March on Washington rekindle unforgettable memories of the most transcendent, nonviolent, interracial, intergenerational,and interfaith gathering at the Lincoln Memorial of Americans for freedom and justice in our history.”

November 2012
Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of The Kennedys

Thomas Dunne Books
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A consummate photojournalist, Stanley Tretick was sent by United Press International to follow the Kennedy campaign of 1960. The photographer soon befriended the candidate and took many of JFK’s best pictures during this time. When Kennedy took office, Tretick was given extensive access to the White House, and the picture magazine Look hired him to cover the president and his family. Tretick is best known today for the photographs he took of President Kennedy relaxing with his children. His photographs helped define the American family of the early sixties and lent Kennedy an endearing credibility that greatly contributed to his popularity.

Accompanied by an insightful, heartwarming essay from Kitty Kelley—Tretick’s close friend—about the relationship between the photographer and JFK, this collection includes some of the most memorable images of America’s Camelot and brings to life the uniquely hopeful historical era from which it emerged.