Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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by Marion Dane Bauer
     
 

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The MY FIRST BIOGRAPHY series brings the biggest life stories to the smallest readers.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers and inspires them to

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The MY FIRST BIOGRAPHY series brings the biggest life stories to the smallest readers.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers and inspires them to change the world.

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Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
With just one sentence per page, Bauer manages to explain to young children who Dr. King was and why we celebrate a day in his honor. Segregation, boycotts, marches, and Dr. King's message of nonviolence are presented in the text and shown in the illustrations. Children are depicted in most of the illustrations and are used effectively to draw the reader into the story. Dr. King is shown at the Lincoln Memorial where he gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. Other illustrations show African-American and white adults marching in the streets, and a young African-American girl walking into a school "to prove that black children had a right to learn beside white children." Bauer makes a point about equality with a statement from Dr. King's mother, "…you are just as good as anybody" which he took to heart and used in his speeches. This paperback, part of the "My First Biography" series, is a fine introduction for young children and those just beginning to read by themselves. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545142335
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Series:
My First Biography Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
347,695
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
670L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author


Marion Dane Bauer has written fiction and nonfiction, picture books, chapter books, young adult novels. Her bestselling novel On My Honor was named a Newbery Honor book. She lives in Minnesota.

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