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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Part of the On My Own Holiday series, this easy-to-read book chronicles the life of Martin Luther King and the events leading up to the creation of a national holiday on his birthday last year. Lowery shows the incidents that influenced King's path: an early encounter with prejudice when the parents of a white friend won't allow the boys to play together; his reading the works of Mohandas Gandhi; Rosa Parks's refusal to go to the back of the bus in that now famous confrontation. Mitchell's pictures are straightforward and fairly realistic; together with the text they offer young readers an accessible work of nonfiction that fills a gap in information about American heroes. And it shows, in simple text, that ordinary people can bring about extraordinary results. (5-9)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876144688
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/1988
Series:
Holiday on My Own Bks.
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
5.86(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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