About the Book
Author: Brad Meltzer
Illustrator: Christopher Eliopoulos
Genre: Children's Biographies
Number of Pages: 40
Synopsis: We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.
This lively, New York Times Bestselling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each book.
Martin Luther King, Jr was such an incredible man who fought for fairness and equality among all people despite the color of their skin or their gender. Author Brad Meltzer does a beautiful job of creating a fun story that teaches children just how remarkable Martin Luther King, Jr was.
have to admit, although I am a mother of four and have helped my children research and write about Martin Luther King, Jr numerous times, I learned a few new facts from the book like his first friend was a white boy and that he was forced to give up his seat on a city bus..
The story is well organized and engaging. The fantastic illustrations by Christopher Eliopoulos enhance this lively and educational book.
I highly recommend picking up a copy. You should also check out the other fabulous books in the Ordinary People Change the World Series.
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