Children's books about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Updated December 12, 2022
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Let the children march
Clark-Robinson, Monica
This powerful picture book introduces young readers to a key event in the struggle for Civil Rights. Winner, Coretta Scott King Honor Award. In 1963 Birmingham, Alabama, thousands of African American children volunteered to march for their rights after hearing Dr. Martin Luther King...
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Frost, Helen 1949-
Simple text and photographs present the work of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the celebration of his holiday.
I have a dream
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968
Experience history with this picture book of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech, including an audio CD. This Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book will inspire young readers! From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King- "My father's dream...
What was the March on Washington?
Krull, Kathleen.
On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and it was this peaceful protest that spurred the momentous civil rights laws of the mid-1960s. With...
I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meltzer, Brad
Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is the 8th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8. As a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African American people were treated. When he grew up,...
My Uncle Martin's big heart
Watkins, Angela Farris
A moving portrait of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. from his niece   My Uncle Martin's Big Heart is a story about love: love between a young girl and her uncle, and all the love she sees her uncle share--with his family members, with his church...
Love will see you through : Martin Luther King Jr.'s six guiding beliefs (as told by his niece)
Watkins, Angela Farris.
The niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. reveals six timeless and universal principles that encompass the civil rights leader's greatest legacy: Love will see you through. Growing up as the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., Angela Farris Watkins witnessed firsthand the principles and...
Be a king : Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream and you
Weatherford, Carole Boston 1956-
You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall. You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience. Featuring a dual narrative of the key moments of Dr. King's life alongside a modern class as the students learn about...
A place to land : Martin Luther King Jr. and the speech that inspired a nation
Wittenstein, Barry
As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized. Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children Selected...

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