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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Paperback – December 18, 2007
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Acclaimed artist Bryan Collier depicts his subject with stunning watercolor and collage illustrations, balancing glorious recreations of stained glass windows with some of the more somber images of peace marchers and the famous bus that pitched Rosa Parks into the civil rights movement. A brief chronology and bibliography provide additional resources for readers. Here is an exquisite tribute to a world hero. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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A former teacher of music and reading, Doreen knows how to capture children's attention. Her dynamic formats engage even the most reluctant readers.
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Caldecott Honor Book for Illustration, ALA Notable Book, and is on the Blue Ribbon list of the Bulletin Center for Children's Books.
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Top Customer Reviews
All of sudden, the beauty of the drawings and the words took on a new meaning -- this is a book that paints the Civil Rights movement as one of the black people, by the black people and for the black people. The true strength of the movement came from the participation, sacrifice, and yes deaths, of men, women and children of all races and creeds. And if a 3-year-old notices it, something must be wrong.
Is this book a wonderful idea -- yes. Does it paint an accurate picture of the Civil Rights Movement -- no. Are these complaints too subtle -- absolutely not. The devil, my friends, is in the details!
Now I want to buy a copy for every kid (and adult) I know.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book, excellent illustrations.! I use this in my Music Classroom to teach with!Published 1 month ago by Patricia Klenda
By far the most vivid, eloquent, focused and gorgeous book about Dr. King I have ever used in my classroom. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Louise Parker Kelley
I bought this book for our school library and it proved to be a great success. The children read it a lot. They liked the pictures as well as the words. Read morePublished 6 months ago by E. Ervin
My six year old grand daughter was assigned this book to read over the summer before first grade. She's a perceptive and insightful reader who lives in an environment where most... Read morePublished 6 months ago by The reading gardener
My 4 year old grandson loved it, and it led to a thought provoking conversation with his parents.Published 8 months ago by Nicky Hackett
Wonderful book! We bought a ton of copies and gave them away at our annual MLK celebration to families that came with children. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Florappaloosier