Honoring Martin Luther King: Profile in Courage

On Monday, January 15, we remember one of America's finest: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., an activist, thinker, and believer who has left a lasting mark on our country's civil rights history. Read about Dr. King's courage and compassion in these books for children -- a range of titles that reinforce King's continuing importance in all of our lives.

"Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King" by Jean Marzollo

"My Dream of Martin Luther King" by Faith Ringgold

"Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr."? by Bonnie Bader

"Martin Luther King, Jr. Peaceful Leader" by Sarah Albee

"I Am Martin Luther King, Jr." by Brad Meltzer

"Martin Luther King, Jr." by Josh Gregory

"Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Doreen Rappaport

"Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America" by Andrea Davis Pinkney

"Martin Luther King, Jr." by Kitson Jazynka

"My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." by Martin Luther King III

 

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The Best Kid Lit on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice

This recommended collection of books is representative of the excellent anti-bias and multicultural literature available for educators and parents of young children through age twelve. All the titles in Books Matter have been reviewed by ADL staff and are frequently updated with new and noteworthy books.