Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington

Martin Luther King Jr. and the March on Washington

by Frances E. Ruffin, Stephen Marchesi
     
 

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On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital. They came by plane, by bus, by car—even on roller-skates—to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone. They also came to hear the words of a very special leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Told with a wonderful immediacy,

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All Aboard Reading!

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital. They came by plane, by bus, by car—even on roller-skates—to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone. They also came to hear the words of a very special leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Told with a wonderful immediacy, this book captures the spirit of this landmark day in American history and brings Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to vivid life for young children.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-This series entry covers the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom of August 28, 1963, and includes a brief historical perspective on the segregation and discrimination that preceded this event. One high point is the excellent and easy-to-understand description in words and pictures of Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Ruffin's clear, readable text is a fine example of how short, simple sentences can be used effectively to tell a complex story. A good model for nonfiction picture books, this title uses numerous informative illustrations to supplement a spare but factual text. The illustrations are a combination of vintage black-and-white photographs and expressive full-color paintings. A must-purchase for both school and public libraries.-Eunice Weech, M. L. King Elementary School, Urbana, IL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448424217
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
251,444
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
480L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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