7 Books to Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.

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I Have a Dream by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Ages 4-8)

Accompanied by beautiful illustrations from Kadir Nelson and a CD of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s original speech, this book offers a multi-faceted look at the famous dictation.

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song by by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Ages 6+)

A book that pairs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches along with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s powerful songs.

As Good as Anybody by Richard Michelson (Ages 6-9)

The story of the famous friendship between Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel tells of two men from different backgrounds who learn to overcome their struggles by working together.

28 Days: Moments in Black History That Changed the World by Charles R. Smith Jr. (Ages 6-10)

Author Charles R. Smith uses poetry to teach children about the March on Washington and how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech impacted the world.

We March by Shane W. Evans (Ages 4-8)

A simple, yet compelling story of a family coming together and joining others to march for freedom.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport (Ages 6-8)

Prose from author Doreen Rappaport combined with quotes from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. demonstrate how he overcame prejudice with peace and nonviolence.

National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. by Kitson Jazynka (Ages 5-8)

Not your ordinary biography! This book about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a riveting and educational tale.