We really enjoyed this book about Martin Luther King! When we read the very first page, my daughter (at the time, age 7) noticed that his birthday was the following day, January 15th! She immediately asked if we could have a birthday celebration for him.
Civil Rights Movement
We read this book in preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I love the illustrations and I love the way that the author highlights some of Dr. King's BIG words, such as, "Everyone can be great" and "Love is the key to the problems of the world."
A Sweet Smell of Roses Written by Angela Johnson Illustrated by Eric Velasquez This book is about two young girls who sneak out of their house to march with Dr. King for freedom. As they run out the house they smell the sweet scent of roses. When they return to their worried mother, who has …
Sometimes you have to sit down to stand up." This lyrical story is a celebration of standing up for what is right. It tells the story of how Hall of Fame, NBA basketball star, Elgin Baylor, not only changed the way basketball was played, but he helped change things off the court as well.
Martin Luther King's niece tells how her uncle made a difference not just for African Americans, but for all Americans. Told from the perspective of his young niece, the book chronicles how Dr. King's powerful words changed America for the better.
Written by Dr. Martin Luther King's niece, this book shares the civil rights leader's six guiding beliefs: Have courage. Love your enemies. Fight the problem, not the person who caused it.
Holly loves celebrating holidays and for her, each day is a Holly-Day! Part of the Holly Celebrates Series, this book is an informative rhyming story about how Holly celebrates the Martin Luther King holiday
From the Little People, Big Dreams series, this book tells of how Martin decided as a young person, that when he grew up, he would "fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all: words."
Did you know that children, many children, were involved in the fight for Civil Rights? This beautifully illustrated book chronicles the events of the brother and sister who decide to march for freedom.
This book tells the story of a 100 year old woman recalling events in her life and her family's lives that lead to her having the right to vote.
This book describes the courage, fortitude and compassion of the first black child to attend an all white elementary school in New Orleans.
Every year millions of people climb the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. They come to see the statue of Abraham Lincoln, a man who inspired change.