Martin's Big Words
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Grade Level Equivalent:
Guided Reading Level:
African American History, Civil Rights Movement, African American, Historic Figures, Leadership, Tolerance and Acceptance
Martin Luther King, Jr., grew up in a place where people used words that made him feel bad. This beautifully illustrated, award-winning book shows how Martin used words to fight for equal rights for black people.
When Martin was growing up, he saw the words "Whites Only" all over town. But he remembered the words of his mother, "You are as good as anyone."
Doreen Rappaport has taken the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. and woven in her own to create a captivating yet completely accessible book for young readers.
This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America — and the world — forever.
2002 Caldecott Honor Book