Popular Martin Luther King, Jr. Books for Kids

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I want Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to be more than just a day off for my kids. I want them to learn about what their country was like less than 100 years ago. I want them to know about the people who fought bravely to change it and to know that change is still needed. I want them to feel connected to this history, and picture books are my main tools. I wasn’t alive yet during the Civil Rights Movement so my experience is through books as well, but it’s a part of history I have always been attracted to and part of the reason I studied history in university. Here are some wonderful picture books that can help you dive into the Civil Rights Movement with your kids. But don’t limit them to one Monday in January — add some of these to your bookshelves for everyday reading.

 

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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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  • Doreen Rappaport
  • Hyperion Book CH
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I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World)
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I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World)
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  • Brad Meltzer
  • Dial Books
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A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography)
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A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography)
  • David A. Adler
  • Holiday House
  • Edition no. Reprint (01/01/1989)
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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
  • Grosset Dunlap
  • Bonnie Bader, Who HQ
  • Penguin Workshop
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Kitson Jazynka
  • National Geographic Children's Books
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf)
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Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf)
  • Jean Marzollo
  • Scholastic Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 32 pages
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The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
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The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.
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  • Johnny Ray Moore
  • Ideals Childrens Books
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Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You
  • Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Bloomsbury USA Childrens
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
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I Have a Dream (Book & CD)
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I Have a Dream (Book & CD)
  • Schwartz Wade Books
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Schwartz & Wade
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Martin Luther King, Jr. (My Early Library: My Itty-Bitty Bio)
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Martin Luther King, Jr. (My Early Library: My Itty-Bitty Bio)
  • Emma E. Haldy
  • Cherry Lake Publishing
  • Kindle Edition