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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Civil Rights Leader

Series: Famous African Americans

By Patricia McKissack and Fredrick McKissack

Every school child knows the name of Martin Luther King, Jr., beacon of the civil rights movement. The McKissacks offer an easy-to-read journey through King's life, as he brought people of all races and religions together to fight—without violence—for equality. Young readers will come away from this book with an understanding of the civil rights movement and what made Dr. King so special.

Library Bound Book978-0-7660-4099-1$24.60$18.45

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"This is an introduction that gives just the right amount of information for the intended audience but enough depth that children will know who King was, what he stood for, and how he came to those beliefs."

Southern Maine Library District, September 1, 2013

". . . offers accessible biographies for younger students or older struggling readers."

Library Media Connection, October 2013

"Clear writing, appropriate primary sources, and ease of reading . . . make these a good place to direct younger readers."

BayViews, May 2013

"This well written bio of Dr. King is perfect for elementary students. The text is very informative but still easy to read."

Tucson Unified School District, March 2013

". . . a good book to use for a biographical study in elementary schools."

Association of Region XI School Libraries

". . . overall, the language is simple and straightforward . . . These introductions will be useful for reports and for independent reading."

School Library Journal, April 2013

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