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Martin Luther King, Jr. (Kids)

Celebrate MLK Day by reading one of these books to learn more about the life of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn about his accomplishments and legacy.

A picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A Adler

A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights

M.L.K. : journey of a King by Tonya Bolden

Profiles the life and accomplishments of Baptist minister and civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

As good as anybody : Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march toward freedom by Richard Michelson

Provides the story of the friendship of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and their collective efforts to end discrimination through their non-violent peace protests and marches

Martin's dream by Jane Kurtz

In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time, long overdue, for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. Kings words in language even the youngest reader can understand

My Uncle Martin's big heart by Angela Farris Watkins

Presents the life of Martin Luther King as told by his niece, emphasizing how he lived his life as a loving family man, respected minister and preacher, and dedicated civil rights leader

What was the March on Washington? by Kathleen Krull

Describes the 1963 March on Washington, helmed by Martin Luther King, Jr., where over two hundred thousand people gathered to demand equal rights for all races, and explains why this event is still important in American history today

Love will see you through : Martin Luther King Jr.'s six guiding beliefs (as told by his niece) by Angela Farris Watkins

Martin rising : requiem for a King by Andrea Davis Pinkney

Martin Luther King : the peaceful warrior by Ed Clayton

An account of the civil rights leader's life explores his personal struggles to bring social justice and equality to his people through peaceful means.

My dream of Martin Luther King by Faith Ringgold

The author recounts the life of Martin Luther King in the form of her own dream.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : Fighting for Civil Rights by Christine Platt

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Sally Lee

"Discusses the history and importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as ways that Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Clara Cella

"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to Martin Luther King Jr. Day"--Provided by publisher

Let's celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Barbara DeRubertis

Looks at the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement in the United States and explains why the nation celebrates his birthday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by Margaret McNamara

Mrs. Connor's students at Robin Hill School share their dreams for the future after learning about the day that celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Robin Nelson

An introduction to the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the day celebrated in his honor

Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Dana Meachen Rau

Introduces Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed.

Child of the dream : a memoir of 1963 by Sharon Robinson

"In January of 1963, Sharon Robinson turned thirteen the night before George Wallace declared on national television 'segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever' in his inauguration for governor of Alabama. That was the start of a year that would become one of the most pivotal years in the history of America. As the daughter of Jackie Robinson, Sharon had incredible access to some of the most important events of the era, including her family hosting several fundraisers for Martin Luther King Jr. at their home in Connecticut, other Civil Rights heroes of the day calling Jackie Robinson for advice and support, and even attending the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. But Sharon was also dealing with her own personal problems like going through puberty, being one of the only black children in her wealthy Connecticut neighborhood, and figuring out her own role in the fight for equality. This memoir follows Sharon as she goes through that incredible year of her life"--

Martin's dream day by Kitty Kelley

Recounts Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, describing the hardships and triumphs King encountered along his journey.

March on! : the day my brother Martin changed the world by Christine King Farris

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, sister remembers the March on Washington.

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Emma E Haldy

Recounts the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his dream of freedom, equality, and justice for all up to his 1968 assassination

I am brave : a little book about Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer

Uses Martin Luther King's life to teach young readers to be brave in the face of adversity.

Martin Luther King Jr. : a peaceful leader by Sarah Albee

Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy.

Martin Luther King Jr. : Civil Rights Leader and American Hero by Hugh Roome

Fact-filled Rookie Read-About Biographies introduce the youngest readers to influential women and men, both past and present. Colorful photos and age appropriate text encourage children to read on their own-as they learn about people like Serena Williams, Neil Armstrong, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank and many more.

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Brad Meltzer

"A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that tells the story of how he used nonviolence to lead the civil rights movement"--

All about Martin Luther King Jr. by Todd Outcalt

A biography of the civil rights leader describes his work to bring equality and freedom to the lives of Americans.

Martin Luther King Jr. by Josh Gregory

Readers (Grades 3-5) will explore King's life, from his boyhood in Atlanta to his triumphant successes in breaking down the barriers of racism and segregation. They will also find out how King was influenced by peaceful leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi and how his words and accomplishments are celebrated today.

Martin Luther King Jr. and the 1963 March on Washington by David Aretha

Looks at the rise of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement leading up to the 1963 March on Washington where King delivered his famous "I have a dream" speech, presenting details about the march and those who took part

My daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. by Grace Norwich

An introduction to the achievements and lasting influence of the heroic civil rights leader covers topics ranging from his organization of the Montgomery Bus Boycott to his famed "I Have a Dream" speech

Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie Bader

Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy

Martin Luther King, Jr. : a man with a dream by Alyse Sweeney

Describes the life and career of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including his childhood in Atlanta, Georgia, his belief in peaceful forms of protest, his accomplishments in the civil rights movement, and his legacy after his death

Martin Luther King Jr. by Wil Mara

An easy-to-read biography about Martin Luther King, Jr. and how his efforts to stop racism affected society

Martin Luther King, Jr. : a man with a dream by Jayne Pettit

Describes the struggles and accomplishments of the Baptist minister who became one of the most important civil rights leaders in the 1950s and 1960s, from the Montgomery bus boycott through the March on Washington to his assassination

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A Adler

Tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., his life, accomplishments in the civil rights movement, and his impact on American history

Be a king : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you by Carole Boston Weatherford

"You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about him, Carole Weatherfor's poetic text encapsulates the moments that readers today can reenact in their own lives. See a class of young students as they begin a school project inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and learn to follow his example, as he dealt with adversity and never lost hope that a future of equality and justice would soon be a reality. As times change, Dr. King's example remains, encouraging a new generation of children to take charge and change the world . . . to be a King"--

A place to land : Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation by Barry Wittenstein

"The true story behind the writing of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech."--Provided by publisher.

Dream march : Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

An inspiring biography introducing children to the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the historic march on Washington. Young readers can now learn about one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in this Level 3 Step into Reading Biography Reader. Set against Dr. King’s historic march on Washington in the summer of 1963, a moving story and powerful illustrations combine to illuminate not only one of America’s most celebrated leaders, but also one of America’s most celebrated moments

I have a dream by Martin Luther King

Presents the text of the famous speech given on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. by Martin Luther King, Jr., complemented by paintings illustrating the ideals the civil rights leader described

Martin's Big words : the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his own words, will inspire and affect you, too
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