DK Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

DK Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Tells the amazing story of struggle and triumph of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts,

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Tells the amazing story of struggle and triumph of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

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Children's Literature
Martin Luther King, Junior, was born into the segregated society of Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. At the age of fifteen, King entered Morehouse College and, just three years later, graduated and became an assistant pastor at Ebenezer Baptist, where his father also served as pastor. He later studied at Crozer Theological Society, where he learned about Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent resistance, and at Boston University. He thought he could take Gandhi's methods and "Jesus' message of 'love your enemy' to new levels." After marrying Coretta Scott, he returned to the south and began serving as a pastor at the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. After the famous 1955 incident in which Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to relinquish her bus seat to a white person, King helped form a successful bus boycott. From there, he led and supported various protests aimed at ending segregation and ensuring better opportunities for blacks in America. A highly-gifted speaker, he inspired people of all races to seek a better world. His "I have a Dream" speech, delivered during the 1963 March on Washington, continues to resonate. In 1964, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Just a few years later, on April 4, 1968, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Compact yet detailed, this inspiring biography is a helpful addition for learning about King and the Civil Rights Movement. Numerous photographs, a timeline of key events in Martin Luther King, Junior's life, as well as a bibliography and an index are included. 2004, DK Publishing, Ages 9 to 12.
—Valerie O. Patterson
KLIATT
These four titles are part of the new Dorling Kindersley biography series for children and young adults. Printed in China on glossy paper with an abundance of photographs (color photos produced in Italy), the books are wonderful to look at and most interesting to read. The four authors have good credentials and all have a talent for getting a lot of information in the 127-page books. The page is laid out so that almost all pages have a photograph—sometimes spreading over two pages. Across the top of the open pages is, in each book, a frieze of photographs. Small "definition boxes" explain what may be new in the text. In the biography of Helen Keller, for example, one chapter has definition boxes for Emanuel Swendenborg and the Braillewriter. While the number of chapters may vary, each book has a timeline, a bibliography and suggested places to visit for further study. The titles are definitely recommended for libraries. The cost is reasonable and they may also be considered as textbooks. KLIATT Codes: J—Recommended for junior high school students. 2004, DK, 127p. illus. bibliog. index., Ages 12 to 15.
—Penelope Power

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756603427
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
DK Biography Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
253,275
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile:
1080L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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