Share the life and philosophies of one of America's most selfless, influential leaders with students with these essential books about Martin Luther King, Jr. Beginning from his childhood and covering his role as the leader of the civil rights movement and his eventual assassination, the 18 titles on this list explore King's life and legacy in an accessible, on-level way. Use them as teaching resources to supplement lessons on segregation and civil rights, peaceful protest, and the importance of equality for all.