Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.
On the third Monday of every January, we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., the life and legacy of one of America's enduring symbols of freedom and courage. Readers get to explore the tragic yet triumphant journey this great African-American leader traveled and the quest to honor his memory with a national holiday.
Renowned educator Christine King Farris, older sister of the late Dr. King, joins with celebrated illustrator Chris Soentpiet to tell the inspirational story of how one boyhood experience inspired a movement.
Combining clear text with fascinating archival black-and-white photographs, acclaimed author Haskins — whose many histories include several Coretta Scott King Honor Books — illuminates the history of the Civil Rights Movement for young readers.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is one of the most celebrated figures of the twentieth century. A crusader for nonviolent social justice, he led African Americans in their demands for equality through peaceful protests during one of the most tumultuous times in recent history.