Children's books about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Updated December 12, 2022
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Un Libro ilustrado sobre Martin Luther King, hijo
Adler, David A.
An introduction to one of the most outstanding Americans of the twentieth century, perfect for young readers. Born in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. grew up to become a civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped African Americans win...
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Bader, Bonnie 1961-
The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 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...
Martin Luther King, Jr. : voice for equality!
Buckley, James Jr 1963-
A graphic biography of civil rights leader and American icon Martin Luther King Jr. This graphical biography tells the story of the most prominent leader of the American civil rights movement. With full-color illustrations and a historically accurate narrative, Martin...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Cella, Clara
Martin Luther King Jr. believed everyone was equal. He worked hard to peacefully change laws and unite people. Let's celebrate him on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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.
Cooke, Tim 1961-
Martin Luther King Jr., the iconic civil rights leader, was born into a world where he did not enjoy the same rights or opportunities as white Americans. Yet, he prompted great societal change through remarkable, peaceful means. This compelling and comprehensive biography takes readers on the...
I have a dream : the story of Martin Luther King
Davidson, Margaret 1936-
"An inspiring portrait of a man who changed the course of American history . . . Well documented, clearly written and illustrated with captivating photos."--"Kirkus Review."
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.
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Kaiser, Lisbeth
Introducing the latest addition to the Who HQ program- board book biographies of relevant and important figures, created specifically for the preschool audience! The #1 New York Times Bestselling Who Was? series expands into the board book space, bringing age-appropriate...
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 black...
If you lived at the time of Martin Luther King
Levine, Ellen.
If you lived at the time of Martin Luther King--When did the civil rights movement begin?--Were children involved in civil rights protests?--What was the March on Washington?This book tells you what it was like during the exciting era when Martin Luther King led the fight against segregation.<...
Martin Luther King Day
Lowery, Linda 1949-
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
MacMillan, Dianne M. 1943-
The author discusses how Martin Luther King, Jr. Day came to be a national holiday and the ways it is celebrated in schools and towns across the country today.
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,...
The story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Moore, Johnny Ray
Teach little learners about beloved civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with this 200-word board book. This little book introduces Martin Luther King Jr., an iconic leader of the civil rights movement. Simple, toddler-friendly text tells how King grew up, how he...
Civil rights movement
Ohlin, Nancy
Get ready to blast back to the past and learn all about the Civil Rights Movement! When people think about the Civil Rights Movement, things like segregation and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech may come to mind. But what was the movement all about, and what...
Marching for freedom : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary
Partridge, Elizabeth.
An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama. Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you...
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pastan, Amy.
Tells the amazing story of struggle and triumph of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr. In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market...
The life and words of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Peck, Ira.
Quoting extensively from Dr. Martin Luther King's sermons and speeches, the author chronicles King's rise from a young minister in Montgomery, Alabama to the world's greatest spokesperson for civil rights.
Martin rising : requiem for a King
Pinkney, Andrea Davis
With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best...
Thank you, Dr. King!
Reid, Robin.
"Hello, friend."Children love to learn and are always figuring things out about themselves and the world around them. And the more they know, the better equipped they are to handle the challenges of growing up.Little Bill encourages children to value their family and friends, to feel good about...
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Ruiz, Rachel (Rachel Marie)
Martin Luther King Jr., the inspiring civil rights leader, is profiled in a riveting graphic novel! See how Martin's early experiences and beliefs shaped him into the leader of the Civil Rights movement and a martyr in the fight for equal rights. Help older children learn about...
Martin Luther King
Shuker, Nancy.
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...
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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