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Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who is widely known for his “I have a dream” speech, is honored by a day of memorial. We know it as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Last year, I did a 5 Day series of MLK and included a book and activity to do with your children each day.
Top 10 Martin Luther King, Jr. books:
As Good As Anybody
Here is a story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Each experienced ridicule and discrimination because of their heritage. African-American. Jewish. Each became a leader in their church. Martin a minister, like his father. Abraham a rabbi, like his father. With so much in common these two became the best of friends and together they helped segregation to be stopped.
Riding to Washington
Janie is made to go with her father to Washington to listen to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speak, while her mother stays behind with her twin baby brothers. Janie and her Father board a bus from Indianapolis to Washington D.C. During her long bus ride, many people board. Black and White. Old and Young. It is apparent to Janie that there is segregation between the people, but she comes to realize that there isn’t any differences between any of them. They are all the same. Find out how this bus ride to Washington and Martin Luther King, Jr. speak will affect Janie’s life.
I Have A Dream
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.’s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King, comes this captivating picture book that tells the story of her father’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech that symbolized freedom, equality, and peace to even the youngest among us.
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
This is a sweet, short book that touches on the personal life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The art is very impressive and will keep your child(ren)’s attention.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This small volume briefly introduces Martin Luther King, Jr, as a Civil Rights leader. It touches on his personal experience with segregation, but also on the lessons his parents taught him: self-respect, dignity in the face of injustice, and the power an idea or words can hold. The short biography touches on the life of King, his death, and the changes he helped establish.
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The immortal words of Dr. King is turned into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
When Mrs. Conner’s class learns about a great man, they discover their own dreams and hopes for a better world!
Martin Luther King, Jr.: Young Man with a Dream
This series is so great with telling the stories of the men and women so long ago. It is a very easy read for children 8 and up. Today’s youngsters will be swept right into history.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
First-person account of the extraordinary life of America’s greatest civil rights leader. It begins with his boyhood as the son of a preacher, his education as a minister, his ascendancy as a leader of civil rights, & his complex relationships with leading political & social figures of the day.
What book have your read and enjoyed about Martin Luther King, Jr.?