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A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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Overview

A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As with Adler's previous books in this series, the picture-book format serves as a highly effective, empathetic way to introduce the life and legacy of important Americans to young children. Here the highlights of King's life are presented with an emphasis on his childhood and family. Children will immediately relate to his painful early experiences of racism and understand the genesis of his lifelong struggle for racial equality. The book portrays the hatred King endured, the horror of his assassination and the intense power of his message. A single-page list of important dates closes the book. Its most striking aspect is Casilla's evocative watercolor paintings, which expand the text while celebrating the man. Ages 4-9. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-- This beautifully illustrated , easy-to-read biography takes a look at the life, leadership, and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Adler examines King's family background, leadership of the Montgomery bus boycott, and the 1963 march on Washington, D.C. By focusing primarily on these events, Adler provides young readers with enough basic information to form a well-rounded picture of King and his ideals. However, the outstanding feature of this book is the vivid watercolor illustrations, which are sure to capture readers' attention. Casilla dramatically reveals the mood and feelings of the era. An error appears in the chronology section, where it states that King was married in Marion, Georgia instead of Marion, Alabama (some sources list Heiberger, Alabama, which is nearby). A fine introduction to King and the freedom movement, and one that would be equally useful for storyhour and discussion groups. --Jeanette Lambert, LaVega School, Waco, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823408474
  • Publisher: Holiday House, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/1991
  • Series: Picture Book Biography Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 230,852
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Lexile: AD680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.45 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Highly recomended

    My 5 years old loved it.

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  • Posted January 16, 2013

    We are reviewing the book A Picture Book of Martin Luther King,

    We are reviewing the book A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. Our favorite part was when the black and white students get to go to the same school. At the beginning of the book we felt sad because blacks didn't have the same rights as whites. At the end we were happy when laws changed and the blacks had equal rights. We would recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

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    This book contains an unusual amount of factual material for a biography written for this age group.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2006

    Martin luther king jr. march to freedom.

    Martin Luther King jr. . was one of the greatest men that ever lived . he was a man of peace.he was always against valince he never gave up no matter the task was.growing up black was never a easy task.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2002

    A Wonderful Biography

    I checked this book out from the library for my 4 year old son. We found it to be a great introduction not only to Dr. King, but to the movement he represented. Told in story form and with beautiful illustrations, it would hold the attention of children of all ages. It did not lack in detail, however- there is even a time line of important events found in the back of the book. This book served as a wonderful jumping point for conversations about segregation, discrimination, and the Civil Rights Movement. And unlike other children's biographies of Dr. King, it accurately shows that not only blacks, but also some whites agreed with Dr. King and protested against segregation. We will definitely be checking out the other books in this series!

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