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Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn about Martin Luther King Jr., a leader of the civil rights movement, with books for 10- to 13-year-olds.
 
Martin Rising
Martin Rising
by Andrea Davis Pinkney Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
In a rich embroidery of visions, musical cadence, and deep emotion, Andrea and Brian Pinkney convey the final months of Martin Luther King's life, and of his assassination, through metaphor, spirituality, and multi-layers of meaning.
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Chasing King's Killer
Chasing King's Killer
by James L. Swanson
In his meteoric, thirteen-year rise to fame, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a mass movement for Civil Rights — with his relentless peaceful, non-violent protests, public demonstrations, and eloquent speeches. But as violent threats cast a dark shadow over Dr.
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Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King
by Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrated by Leonard Le Rolland
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March On!
March On!
by Christine King Farris Illustrated by London Ladd
From Dr. Martin Luther King's sister, the definitive tribute to the man, the march, and the speech that changed a nation.

On a hot August day in 1963, hundreds of thousands of people made history when they marched into Washington, D.C., in search of equality.

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My Brother Martin
My Brother Martin
by Christine King Farris Illustrated by Chris K. Soentpiet

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.

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The Day Martin Luther King, Jr., Was Shot
The Day Martin Luther King, Jr., Was Shot
by James Haskins

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.

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I've Seen the Promised Land
I've Seen the Promised Land
by Walter Dean Myers Illustrated by Leonard Jenkins
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.
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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr.
by James Tertius DeKay , James T. deKay
Martin Luther King, Jr., who insisted that nonviolent methods be used in the fight for civil rights, became a minister for the power he thought it would give him to help African Americans.
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My Dream of Martin Luther King
My Dream of Martin Luther King
by Faith Ringgold Illustrated by Faith Ringgold

The acclaimed author/illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book Tar Beach recounts her unique vision of Martin Luther King, Jr. by describing a dream she had about the great civil rights leader.

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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Jennifer Fandel Illustrated by Brian Bascle
Follow the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he fights for the rights of African Americans during segregation in the United States. This exciting book from the "Graphic Library" series is written in comic book format with color illustrations.
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