I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Overview

The eighth biography in this New York Times bestselling series features one of America's greatest civil rights hero's, Martin Luther King, Jr. (Cover may vary)

As a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.

This friendly, fun biography series inspired the PBS Kids TV show Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. One great role model at a time, these books encourage kids to dream big. Included in each book are:

  • A timeline of key events in the hero’s history
  • Photos that bring the story more fully to life
  • Comic-book-style illustrations that are irresistibly adorable
  • Childhood moments that influenced the hero
  • Facts that make great conversation-starters
  • A virtue this person embodies: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dreams of a better future propelled him into action.

You’ll want to collect each book in this dynamic, informative series!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780525428527
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 01/05/2016
Series: Ordinary People Change the World Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 43,037
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)
Lexile: 640L (what's this?)
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, The Lincoln Conspiracy, and a number of suspense novels like The Lightning Rod. He also helped find the missing 9/11 flag with his History Channel television show Brad Meltzer’s Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children. (And did you know that a picture of Brad is hidden in every book in this series?)

Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career at Marvel Comics, and has worked on thousands of comics, including his own Cow Boy and Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books The Yawns Are Coming! and The Giggles Are Coming! and the graphic novels Cosmic Commandos and Monster Mayhem. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their college-graduate twin sons (who also make an appearance in each Ordinary People Change the World book).

Hometown:

Florida

Date of Birth:

1970

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

B.A., University of Michigan; J.D., Columbia University
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