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Martin Luther King, Jr.: Count and Celebrate!

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Count and Celebrate!

by Fredrick McKissack, Lisa Beringer McKissack

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School Library Journal

Gr 1-3

This book encourages readers to count demonstrators, flags, presidents, and buttons in photographs associated with the civil rights leader. Numbers are featured as numerals labeling people and objects in the illustrations and as bold words in the text. The book discusses King's civil rights work, personal sacrifice, and legacy, including the current-day volunteer movement centered on his holiday. An extension section that includes information on the man's assassination is prefaced by the suggestion that it should be read with a parent or teacher as some concepts may require explanation. Glossy pages are bordered with thematic drawings such as one of a bus and another of a dove. However, the book's audience is unclear as students mature enough to tackle justice and civil rights already count well. Modifiers such as "special," "great," and "sadly" are used unnecessarily to describe a man whose actions need no editorializing.-S. McClendon, Friends School of Atlanta, Decatur, GA

Product Details

Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Holidays—Count and Celebrate! Series
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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