Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? by Bonnie BaderDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.
Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death from an assassins bullet in 1968.
With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was?? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.
9 Books that Celebrate the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
To honour one of the greatest leaders and civil rights activists, America celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday. I am Martin Luther King, Jr. Released last year, this lively picture biography by historian Brad Meltzer gives children the inspiring message that we can all be heroes. This little board book with its soft watercolour illustrations is an accessible introduction to one the most important figures of black history. With simple, lyrical text and bold, child-friendly illustrations, Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and civil rights work of Dr. In , the holiday was officially recognized as a National Day of Service where volunteers across the country work together to make a difference in their communities. The titles below include children's books about Dr. King, fiction and nonfiction books about ordinary people who stand up for what's right, and stories about helping others and giving back.
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Today we celebrate his life. Change did not come easily, and for many, including King, it came with the cost of their lives. His legacy is the dream he pursued and the revolution he began, one which continues today. They reveal how intricately racism is woven into the fabric of our nation and why change and the eradication of racism is necessary to our survival.