Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Bonnie Bader (A) and Nancy Harrison (ILT)
Description: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death?from an assassins bulletin 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.(112 pgs) Ages 8-11
Ashay says, "Martin Luther King Jr. left a legacy of human rights and civil rights accomplishments. He was a brilliant man who was also a preacher and activist, and he wanted the best for his people. He fought the good fight and won. Today we honor his birthday and celebrate his advocacy and achievements. Buy it for your library and classroom today."
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.3 x 7.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces