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From Publishers Weekly

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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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K-Gr 3-The life and times of the noted civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Copyright 1998 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Grade Level: 1 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 680L (What's this?)
  • Series: Picture Book Biographies
  • Paperback: 30 pages
  • Publisher: Holiday House; Reprint edition (August 1, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0823408477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0823408474
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 9.4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book will be enjoyed by all students.
Vanessa Clark
A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. tells the story of the life of the great civil rights leader in a way that is easy enough for a young child to understand.
Rachel McElhany
The illustrations are wonderfully done and my daughter looked them over carefully for a long time.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By frequent Amazon shopper on January 8, 2007
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My five-year-old daughter was fascinated with this book even though it didn't include fairies, animals, or dinosaurs. I was very happy with the information they presented which gives some basic information about Dr. King while not treating his death in such a way that might overly upset sensitive children like mine. The illustrations are wonderfully done and my daughter looked them over carefully for a long time. It is a wonderful opportunity to launch more discussions about racism and the way we treat other people because of their gender, race, or religion.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Vanessa Clark on November 3, 2003
Format: Paperback
This book will be enjoyed by all students. It really speaks from the heart and instead of continually writing on all the negative stuff that authors seem to write on, i really think that Adler focused on writing on all the positive things that King did for the nation. The book was beautifully written.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By TheRAWKidzReview on June 22, 2003
Format: Paperback
Filled with teachings of peacefully protesting fair laws for all people, David
Adler gives us a picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr. In it, he shares the
early life of MLK Jr, his young experiences with racism and segregation and on
to his dreams as well as highlights some of his well-known protests. In these
protests, he speaks of a world free of hate, prejudice and violence.
This book is a great lesson in history for our children and also covers a few
other events in the plight for civil rights. Casilla's illustrations do a
decent job of giving us a pictorial view of the events chronicling King's life.
Reviewed by Tee C. Royal
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 6, 2000
Format: Hardcover
The entire "A picture book of..." biography series byDavid Adler is outstanding. Perfect for lower elementary studentsdoing their first real report. Makes a great read-aloud for non-readers as they are easily completed in one sitting. They are loaded with information including a timeline of important dates. The illustrations in this book are not cartoon-like as in his other biographies of Washington or Lincoln, but are appealing to young children.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By TheRAWKidzReview on June 12, 2003
Format: Paperback
Filled with teachings of peacefully protesting fair laws for all people, David
Adler gives us a picture book of Martin Luther King, Jr. In it, he shares the
early life of MLK Jr, his young experiences with racism and segregation and on
to his dreams as well as highlights some of his well-known protests. In these
protests, he speaks of a world free of hate, prejudice and violence.
This book is a great lesson in history for our children and also covers a few
other events in the plight for civil rights. Casilla's illustrations do a
decent job of giving us a pictorial view of the events chronicling King's life.
Reviewed by Tee C. Royal
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
DR.king was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929. He played football when he was a child. He couldn't play with his friends because he was black and they were white. He wanted to change this and changed the world.

I really like the book. He inspired me to keep the Golden Rule.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
Martin Luther King , Jr was born in Atlalta , Goagia. He was born on January 15 , 1929. He led the March of Washington on August 28, 1964 and gave his speech.

THe book was really great.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 16, 2006
Format: Paperback
Dr.Luther King was born in Alanta Gorgia.He had a brother and a sister.He liked to play football,baseball and basketball.He played football in his backyard.His mom said he couldnt play with them anymore. Some parks, schools, hotels and buses said, "White Only."

The book was really good.
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