Martin's Big Words

Martin's Big Words

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr

Book - 2001
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Grand Central Pub
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

Baker & Taylor
A picture-book biography brings to life the message of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story. By the creators of Freedom River. A Caldecott Honor Book.

& Taylor

A picture book biography introduces the ideas and accomplishments of a gifted and influential speaker by using some of his own words to tell the story.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786807147
Branch Call Number: J B KING
Additional Contributors: Collier, Brian - Illustrator


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A beautifully illustrated portrait of Martin Luther King Jr., which uses many of his own words to tell his story.

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JCLBeckyC Jan 17, 2017

Read for the 2017 Librarian's Read Challenge. Good biography of a great man. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to read a biography or doing a hero report.

Jun 16, 2014

Good story with large words and nice illustrations. Good book for all younger ones to read to enable them to be aware of that era and to ask the questions that need to be answered , and too hopefully never have prejudice .

KCLSLibsRecommend Feb 07, 2014

Large format, limited text, and engaging illustrations make this an excellent choice for Preschoolers-Grade 2 during Black History Month.

Dec 17, 2011

Nice book with good illustrations. Focuses more on Martin's message than the biography itself. Good read aloud for teachers doing a unit on MLK or heroes.


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