Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? [NOOK Book]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death from an assassin's bullet in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history ...
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Overview

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death from an assassin's bullet in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was?? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.


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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Frances Mann
Martin Luther King, Jr. profoundly influenced the history of the United States. From the time he was a young boy, Martin knew that he wanted to help black people gain the same rights that white people enjoyed. He believed that to achieve his goals, he needed to be well educated; thus, he went to college and eventually earned his doctorate. He became a minister and began taking part in protests. Soon, his work for equal rights for blacks became a full-time job. He traveled all over the country organizing protests, marches, and sit-ins. He was thrown in jail many times for his work, but he never lost hope as he continued to fight for equal rights in a peaceful manner. One of the unique features of this book is the supplemental information it provides about people and events discussed throughout the book. Because Bonnie Bader wrote the book's chapters to coincide with particular events in King's life, readers can easily read a single chapter individually. Upper elementary children will enjoy the challenge of this chapter book but will not be overwhelmed because it includes pictures every few pages to help children comprehend what the story discusses. Reviewer: Frances Mann
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101098165
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/27/2007
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 100,370
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Bonnie Bader lives in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Wolf lives in Boise, Idaho.

Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    My Son Loved this Book

    My son is 10 years old and absolutely loved this book. He usually is tired of reading quickly, but read 60 pages in the first sitting and the remaining 40 the next day.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2012

    It was great

    The book was good. I learned alot Martin Luther King, JR. A few things that I learned were:
    He stood for what he thought was right for everyone.
    It was a easy to read it only took me 1 day and a half to finish the book. I think it would be a great book for 1st Graders-5th Graders to read.
    IT WAS A GREAT BOOK!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    My 8-yr old loves this series..

    My 8-yr old daughter absolutely loves these "who was" series of books. She reads them cover to cover and enjoys sharing with us and her friends all about who these people were. It has really helped get her interested in non-fiction and biographies, something her 3rd grade students wants for her kids. I can't vouch for how accurate they really are but I do recommend.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    Very nice

    Martin jr was the best person alive

    8 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2011

    ffvvb

    fab!

    7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Jenny Lisa and Caroline loves MLKJR.

    We hate to see all of our people to be hurt and be put in jail we would love to see evey country living with FREEDOM and JUSTICE so march on and never give up just like martin luther king jr said and did!!! We love him and Lisa's b-day is after his b-day!! Isn't that crazy!? Well We really did enjoy the book and we learned a lot about him. Peace out pepz! $100,000,000!

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2012

    Good book

    Great history on Dr.King

    6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Got sample

    The sample dosent even have any readin so dont get sample i tell you dont get the sample the book might be great but not the samlpe!!!!!!!!:(:(:(:(

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    Who Was

    Asome

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    LOVED HIM

    Chaned my life

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2012

    Bad

    What gun did he get shot with

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2012

    IZZY1234567890

    Writing report on him.learned alot bout him.5 stars.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2011

    Wow

    I never knew that his head was so big.

    2 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    January 20,2014

    Super good book! I've read lots of the WHO IS books and this told me alot about Martin Luther. Buy it!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Cool

    Cool book

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Big head

    He ha a really big head on the cover

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Horible

    Jjjhhhgggg

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2012

    Kid recommended

    My 8 year old liked it because "it gave good information and was easy to read". She read it in less than 2 days.

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Brillant man

    Spoke the truth

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2012

    Fabulas !!!

    I like your books

    1 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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