Martin Luther King (History Maker Bios Series)

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Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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King used peaceful actions like marches and boycotts to gain equal rights for African Americans. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize ...

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Overview

True or false?
Martin Luther King Jr. was the youngest person ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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King used peaceful actions like marches and boycotts to gain equal rights for African Americans. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, when he was just 35 years old.

  • When he was a teenager, he always wanted to be in style. He liked wearing fashionable suits made of tweed so much that his friends called him Tweed.
  • As a leader of the civil rights movement, he often faced danger. He was beaten and arrested, and his house was bombed.
  • In 1983, the U.S. government created a holiday in his honor. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every January.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760735749
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 12/19/2002
  • Series: History Maker Bios Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 364,540
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2007

    Best Young Adult Non-Fiction King Book

    As an educator, I make a point every King Holiday to teach my children about Dr. King and his struggles. One of the best books I have found for the grammar school age group is Martin Luther King Jr. by Mary Winget. This title is exclusively available from Barnes and Nobles. The 47 page book includes actual black and white photographs from King¿s family¿s collection and of the Civil Rights movement. I also endorse this book because it condenses a great deal of information about King¿s life into a short book intended for younger readers, as a matter of fact, I learned a lot of things about Dr. King from this book that I previously was not aware of. When Dr. King was a young child, one of his closest friends was a white boy who lived in his neighborhood. When it was time for the young boys to start school, the white child¿s mother ended the friendship. She didn¿t want the two to continue their friendship now that the two were school aged. Another thing I learned was that the Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott which was jump started by Rosa Park refusing to give up her seat on the bus lasted nearly an entire year. While at Crozier Theological Seminary, Dr. King learned about Mohandas Ghandi and the idea of non-violent resistance. In 1959, Martin and Coretta traveled to India and saw where Ghandi had worked and pursued their knowledge of non-violent resistance. Martin Luther King Jr. by Mary Winget details Dr. King¿s career throughout the Civil Rights Movement including his many arrests, the battle over segregating Birmingham, The March on Washington, his Nobel Peace Prize, his final battles and ultimately his assassination. The book features a timeline, recommended reading, related websites and a select bibliography. Dr. King¿s legacy cannot be discounted. Many young people who didn¿t live through the Civil Rights Movement can¿t grasp the importance of the movement. Being an educator who has attempted to teach King¿s legacy to the younger generation, it¿s hard for them to even imagine that many of these struggles happened less than 50 years ago.

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