Children's Literature - Rosa RobertsIn this introductory biography, young readers will be introduced the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr. This book is part of the “Rookie Biographies” series for early readers. The succinct chapters are appealing to readers and feature a simplistic vocabulary and sentence structure for readers who are new to reading biographies. The book encapsulates Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and determination to secure equal rights for everyone in the United States. Information on his upbringing, ordination as a pastor, leadership of marches, and meeting with President Lyndon Johnson are presented in a kid-friendly manner. The 32 pages include a table of contents, colorful photographs and illustrations, captions, a timeline, a glossary, an index, “facts for now,” and additional fast facts. Other persons in this series include: Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Harriet Tubman, Barack Obama, and George Washington. This series would serve as a welcome addition to a school library collection. Classroom teachers will appreciate the text simplicity, thorough information, and text features in nonfiction to assist young readers. Reviewer: Rosa Roberts; Ages 5 to 7.
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