Martin s Big Words

Author: Doreen Rappaport
Publisher: Perfection Learning
ISBN: 1613833873
Release Date: 2007-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America--and the world--forever.

Martin s Big Words

Author: Doreen Rappaport
Publisher: Jump At The Sun
ISBN: 9780786807147
Release Date: 2001-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

My Uncle Martin s Words for America

Author: Angela Farris Watkins
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 9781613122099
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In this inspirational story about Martin Luther King Jr.—told from the perspective of his niece Angela Farris Watkins—readers learn how King used his message of love and peace to effectively fight for African Americans’ civil rights. Focusing on important words and phrases from his speeches, such as justice, freedom, and equality, Watkins uses King’s language to expose young readers to important events during the civil rights era. The simple yet striking text, along with a timeline and glossary, makes this book an accessible tool for helping a young audience learn about the importance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s message of nonviolence and his contributions to American history.

My Brother Martin

Author: Christine King Farris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689843877
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister.

I Have a Dream

Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 9780375987724
Release Date: 2012-10-09
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.” On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past.

My Daddy Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Martin Luther King, III
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006028076X
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

What was it like growing up as a son of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? This picture book memoir, My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King III, provides insight into one of history’s most fascinating families and into a special bond between father and son. “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.” Martin Luther King III was one of those four little children mentioned in Martin Luther King’s groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech. In this memoir, Martin Luther King Jr.’s son gives an intimate look at the man and the father behind the civil rights leader. Mr. King’s remembrances show both his warm, loving family and a momentous time in American history. AG Ford is the illustrator of several other books for children, including the New York Times bestselling Barack. He is the recipient of an NAACP Image Award.

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr

Author: David A. Adler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1591127742
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

As Good as Anybody

Author: Richard Michelson
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385753883
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it. He became a minister like his daddy, and he preached and marched for his cause.Abraham grew up in a loving family many years earlier, in a Europe that did not welcome Jews. He found a new home in America, where he became a respected rabbi like his father, carrying a message of peace and acceptance.Here is the story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

I Am Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Brad Meltzer
Publisher: Dial Books
ISBN: 9780525428527
Release Date: 2016-01
Genre: African Americans

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

Abe s Honest Words

Author: Doreen Rappaport
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
ISBN: 1484749588
Release Date: 2016-01-12
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

From the time he was a young boy roaming the forests of the unsettled Midwest, Abraham Lincoln knew in his heart that slavery was deeply wrong. A voracious reader, Lincoln spent every spare moment of his days filling his mind with knowledge, from history to literature to mathematics, preparing himself to one day lead the country he loved toward greater equality and prosperity. Despite the obstacles he faced as a self-educated man from the back woods, Lincoln persevered in his political career, and his compassion and honesty gradually earned him the trust of many Americans. As president, he guided the nation through a long and bitter civil war and penned the document that would lead to the end of slavery in the United States. The passion for humanity that defined Lincoln's life shines through in this momentous follow-up to Martin's Big Words and John's Secret Dreams. Told in Doreen Rappaport's accessible, absorbing prose, and brought to life in powerful illustrations by Kadir Nelson, Abe's Honest Words is an epic portrait of a truly great American president. Praise for the Big Words series: Martin's Big Words * 2002 Caldecott Honor Book * 2002 Coretta Scott King Honor Book * Child Magazine Best Book of 2001 * New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book of 2001 * "A stunning, reverent tribute." -School Library Journal, starred review Abe's Honest Words * "Exceptional art, along with Rappaport's and Lincoln's words, makes this a fine celebration of a man who needs little introduction." -Booklist, starred review Eleanor, Quiet No More * "Once again Rappaport celebrates a noble, heroic life in powerful, succinct prose, with prominent, well-chosen, and judiciously placed quotes that both instruct and inspire...Celebrate women in history and in politics with this picture-book life." -School Library Journal, starred review Helen's Big World * "Stirring and awe-inspiring." -The Horn Book, starred review To Dare Mighty Things * "[T]his lavish picture-book biography deftly captures the legendary man's bold, exuberant nature. . . . A truly inspiring tribute to a seemingly larger-than-life U.S. president." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "Theodore Roosevelt's big ideas and big personality come together in this splendid picture-book biography." -Booklist, starred review * "Concisely written and yet poetic, this is a first purchase for every library." -School Library Journal, starred review

Martin s Dream Day

Author: Kitty Kelley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781481467667
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

The Cart That Carried Martin

Author: Eve Bunting
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 9781607346012
Release Date: 2013-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

The strength and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. permeates this picture book about the funeral of Dr. King in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968. Quiet, yet affecting, THE CART THAT CARRIED MARTIN is a unique tribute to the life of a man known world-wide for his outstanding efforts as a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. Eve Bunting focuses on the funeral procession of Dr. King, beginning with the two men who found the cart to carry him through the streets of Atlanta. After painting it green, two mules named Belle and Ada are hitched to the cart where Dr. King’s coffin is placed. Tens of thousands of mourners gather as the cart makes its way to Ebenezer Baptist Church, and then past the Georgia state capitol to Morehouse College. All the while, crowds of people pay their respects by singing songs of hope. Bunting’s thoughtful, well-chosen words, coupled with Don Tate’s soft colors provide the reader with a sense of hope and reverence, rather than the grief and despair one might expect. Back matter includes a brief introduction to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work, assassination, and funeral, accompanied by a full-color historical photograph of the real cart, drawn by Belle and Ada.

Martin Luther King Jr

Author: Lola M. Schaefer
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0736801111
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Photographs and simple text provide an introduction to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.