Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

by Bonnie Bader

Other authorsNancy Harrison (Illustrator)
Paperback, 2008



Local notes

921 KIN



Grosset & Dunlap (2008), Edition: 5th Paperback Edition, 105 pages.$5.99 (Sept 2017).


An introduction to the life Martin Luther King, Jr. Including how he organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott and African American people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights.


Original language


Physical description

105 p.; 5.25 inches


0448447231 / 9780448447230



User reviews

LibraryThing member natalie.loy
This is the story about Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. From birth to death it outlines his life as a child and his mother and father instilling in him that he is an equal and no one has the right to treat him differently. Martin Luther King Kr. grew up to become a minister and then a civil rights leader. This is a lower level book with illustrations to help with comprehension. This would be a great supplemental material when learning about Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement.… (more)
LibraryThing member LenaReece
Mr. King was born in 1929 in Atlanta, Ga. He was a minister like his father. He was a husband and father of four children. He was a civil rights leader, in 1964 President Johnson signed the civil rights act of 1964. He was arrested for protesting and jailed in Birmingham , Alabama. He was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. In 1968 he was assassinated.
Personal Reaction:
I felt this was a wonderful summary of the life of Dr.King. I thought the book was going to be comical but was a very detailed book of events in his life. I felt the book highlighted key points in the life of Dr. King.
Extension Ideas:
1. Black history lesson
2. Create simulations of protest and marches
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LibraryThing member Kassidy_Maxie
This book does an awesome job in explaining and breaking down to children the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It introduces King in a way where kids are personally being introduced to Martin himself as they read through each page of his life.
LibraryThing member mnorth2
Dr. Martin Luther King was only twenty five years old when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was to soon organized blacks across America to support the rights for african americans to vote and have basic civil rights. In this children's biography, you will learn all about MLK and his advocacy's in wanting blacks to have the same rights as whites. He is a man who impacted our society in such an important and monumental way.

The man who helped change the world, Martin Luther King was one important man in history. Most children know of or at least have heard the name Martin Luther King, theres even a holiday in honor of him. It is extremely important for children to learn about how different our lives could have been without Dr. Martin Luther King fighting for his rights. This is a very powerful book that all children need to read and learn from.
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LibraryThing member mbabst
This picture book entails the journey of Martin Luther King Jr. Before reading this book, you must know the background of Martin Luther King Jr. If you do not know what he fought for then reading this book could be somewhat difficult. I would make sure that this book and his background would be incorporated into my lesson plans. I would read this book to a group of second graders because I feel as though they would understand the basic concept of Civil rights and what Dr. King fought for.… (more)
LibraryThing member Arron_Chelmo
This book gives a brief description about Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. It talks about some of the important events that happened when Martin was a civil rights leader. This book is great because it goes over a topic that can be fit into almost all elementary education curriculum. Recommended grade levels at 4-6.






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