As with Adler's previous books in this series, the picture-book format serves as a highly effective, empathetic way to introduce the life and legacy of important Americans to young children. Here the highlights of King's life are presented with an emphasis on his childhood and family. Children will immediately relate to his painful early experiences of racism and understand the genesis of his lifelong struggle for racial equality. The book portrays the hatred King endured, the horror of his assassination and the intense power of his message. A single-page list of important dates closes the book. Its most striking aspect is Casilla's evocative watercolor paintings, which expand the text while celebrating the man. Ages 4-9.
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K-Gr 3-The life and times of the noted civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
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a very nice book for young readers about MLK, his background as a child, and his activities as an adult that had such a profound effect on American History.Published 4 months ago by Julie Northrop
Nicely done book. My kindergartner is very interested in history and so when he wanted to know what MLK day was about, I went searching for a book that could tell him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by BellaGood
The illustrations effectively portray the text of the book if not realistically.Published 5 months ago by Jeanette McQuitty
This was a great read for the family. It provided a good synopsis of Dr. King's dream and journey, while maintaining age-appropriate content for my kindergartener.Published 6 months ago by J Brake
Somehow there needs to be a version that is easier to read to younger ears. If one has not introduce violence (i.e. guns and shots) it is a bit hard to explain the end. Read morePublished 6 months ago by lorgia garcia