The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Story Of)

by Christine Platt (Author)

The Story of Martin Luther King, Jr. (The Story Of)
Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: The Story Of

Discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr--a story for kids ages 6 to 9 about standing up for civil rights Martin Luther King Jr became one of the most important civil rights leaders in America by fighting for equality for black people. Before he made history with his powerful speeches and peaceful protests, Martin was a dedicated, smart kid who loved to learn. He challenged racism and overcame hardships to follow his passion and do the right thing.

Of all the Martin Luther King Jr books for kids, this one really helps you explore how Martin went from being a kid with a dream to an outstanding leader who made America a better place for everyone. How will his life inspire you to do what's right?

All Martin Luther King Jr books for kids should include:

  • Path to power--Unlike other Martin Luther King Jr books for kids, this one has a visual timeline so you can see Martin's progress through life.
  • Word definitions--This standout among Martin Luther King Jr books for kids has a helpful glossary for the more advanced words and ideas inside.
  • Lasting change--Everything that Martin Luther King Jr books for kids should be, this book explains how Martin made the world a better place for future generations.

If you've been searching for Martin Luther King Jr books for kids that have beautiful illustrations and easy-to-read chapters, look no further--this one has it all!

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Christine Platt
Christine Platt is an author and advocate who believes storytelling is a tool for social change. She holds a BA in Africana studies, an MA in African American studies, and a JD in general law. Currently serving as communications director for the award-winning Clara Lionel Foundation, founded in 2012 by Robyn "Rihanna" Fenty, Christine Platt is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Energy, the Women's Council on Energy & the Environment, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Association of Black Women Historians, and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. She also serves as an ambassador for the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Although her only daughter is now in college, Christine Platt continues to draw on their adventures together as an inspiration for her stories. She has written more than thirty books for young readers and currently resides in Washington, DC.

Alea Marley is an award-winning illustrator of many books for children, including Phoebe Dupree Is Coming to Tea! by Linda Ashman. She loves creating whimsical scenes that are filled with patterns, texture, and bursts of color. Alea Marley lives in northern England.
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Guided Reading Level
Rockridge Press
Publication date
September 07, 2021
The Story Of
BISAC categories
JNF007110 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
Library of Congress categories
African Americans
Civil rights workers
United States
20th century
Civil rights
King, Martin Luther

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