The story of the civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner. – from the publisher
32 Pages ISBN 978-0823408474 Ages 6-9
Everyone knows the name of the great Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Jr. This book takes us back to his childhood and journeys forward giving us the events and practices surrounding his life that led him to dedicate his work to equality and non-violent protest. Beginning with the arrival of Africans in America, their enslavement, and the prejudices and discrimination that shaped their lives for generations, children will get a clear picture of the inhumanity and the degradation our fellow human beings endured.
Growing up in a culture of oppression, living with segregation of whites and blacks every day, Martin Luther King Jr. chose to fight for equality for all. He fought for change and for justice.
What kind of a man was he? How did his childhood affect him? What made him choose this path of leadership when others did not make that choice?
It's important that our younger learners have the opportunity to see the importance of education, the enormity of the social challenges that faced him, and the courage and wisdom that he summoned to fight his great fight.
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com