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Martin Luther King Jr. (DK Life Stories)

Calkhoven, Laurie , author. / Ager, Charlotte , illustrator.

Resource Type: Books
Edition: First American edition.
Publisher: DK Publishing
Place of Pub: New York
Date Published: 2019
ISBN: 9781465475428

Includes index. Family of ministers -- "Whites only" -- A clear path -- Love and marriage -- Rosa Parks refuses to stand -- The movement spreads -- "Letter from Birmingham jail" -- "I have a dream" -- Selma -- The poverty problem -- "Free at last" -- A lasting legacy. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for his famous "I have a dream" speech, which he gave during the March on Washington in 1963. But his life before and after that big event, and his other enormous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, largely go unspoken. In this biography for kids ages 8-12, learn all about MLK--from his early family life and experiences in education, to his untimely death and the worldwide mourning and riots that followed. DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, fun facts, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this series perfect for school reports and projects. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.


1. King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature.; 2. African American civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; 3. Civil rights workers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; 4. King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968.; 5. Civil rights workers.; 6. African Americans -- Biography.; 7. King, Martin Luther, Jr. -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; 8. Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; 9. Baptists -- Clergy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.; 10. Pacifists -- United States -- Juvenile literature.; 11. Biographies.; 12. JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Historical.; 13. JUVENILE NONFICTION -- Biography & Autobiography -- Social Activists.; 14. African American civil rights workers.; 15. Biography.; 16. Juvenile works.;

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