Search Results: "Martin Luther King"


BOOK REVIEW

MARTIN LUTHER KING by Rosemary L. Bray
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"She and Bray breathe new life into King's story, and into the details of the civil rights movement as well. (Chronology) (Picture book/biography. 7+)"
A fine introduction to the life of King—lucid, real, captivating. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2013

"Despite occasional stumbles, a worthwhile reminder for readers who will recognize his name but may be a little hazy on what he stood for. (Graphic biography. 11-13)"
An inspirational biography in graphic format—highlighting both King's passion for his cause and his devotion to Gandhi's nonviolent methods. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 8, 2013

"This attractive title is infused with a dominant aura of faith and devotion to God's work; it should be useful in Sunday school settings and as a pictorial supplement. (foreword by Andrew Young, afterword of beatitudes, brief biographies of contributors, index) (Essays. 12-18)"
Family and friends remember Dr. King as a role model and dedicate themselves to his mission. Read full book review >

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Adam Fairclough
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

"A good introduction for those too busy to read the more monumental King biographies."
A short, readable biography that sticks to King's public career and legacy. Read full book review >

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MARTIN LUTHER KING by Jean Marzollo
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A quiet, poignantly telling book. (Biography/Picture book. 4+)"
In a thoughtful note, Marzollo suggests that adults may wish to change the words ``shot and killed'' to ``died'' when sharing this book with preschoolers, but goes on to advise that ``if we handle the subject sensitively, we will find that children, like ourselves, can look at truth and cope with death.'' Narrating King's life and accomplishments with a dignity and simplicity that is equally appropriate for young children or less accomplished older readers, the author concludes with a graceful summary of the reasons he is honored with a special day. Read full book review >

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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by David A. Adler
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 2001

"This biography will be welcomed in all libraries during Black History Month and for school reports, and it will also be useful for teen or adult beginning readers. (chronology, suggested reading) (Easy reader/biography. 7-9)"
Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his leadership in the Civil Rights Movement are more than adequately described in this well-written easy-reader biography from the prolific author of the Picture Book Biography series and the Cam Jansen mysteries (see below). Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 7, 1994

"The volume leaves the young minster on the eve of a watershed in his own life, in the life of his people, and in the life of America as a whole: the Montgomery bus boycott."
This second of a projected 14 volumes of Martin Luther King's collected works covers the period from his postgraduate education at Boston University's School of Theology through the end of his first year as pastor of Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. Read full book review >

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MY DREAM OF MARTIN LUTHER KING by Faith Ringgold
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"This is her most accessible work since Tar Beach (1991), much less moiled and private than Aunt Harriet's Underground Railroad in the Sky (1992). (chronology) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
Ringgold embroiders her vision of King's life and message with scenes from a dream the narrator has had: Young Martin is turned away from a white school, gets caught up in a civil rights demonstration and is jailed, and marches with his parents in front of a huge crowd, all carrying bags of ``prejudice, ignorance, hate, violence and fear, which they intended to trade for hope, freedom, peace, awareness and love.'' She notes that ``some people had bigger bags than others, but everybody had something to trade.'' Her dream ends at King's funeral, with those bags in a huge pyre. Read full book review >

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MY DADDY, DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. by Martin Luther King III
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"An effective title to introduce young readers to Dr. King's message of peace and equal rights; though it's hardly the only picture book about the slain leader, the child's-eye view is a valuable one. (afterword) (Picture book/biography 4-7)"
His oldest son remembers the civil rights leader with affection and pride. Read full book review >

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MARTIN LUTHER by Géraldine Elschner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2016

"Sunday school teachers may find this useful to supplement their students' knowledge of the Reformation. (Biography. 7-12)"
The story of the 16th-century German monk and the start of the Protestant Reformation. Read full book review >