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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Kitson Jazynka

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Title:National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)
Authors:Kitson Jazynka
Info:National Geographic Children's Books (2012), Paperback, 48 pages
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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) by Kitson Jazynka (2012)



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Summary: This biography is about Martin Luther King, it talks about when he was born, where he graduated college. Martin Luther King was fascinated by Gandhi, King stood to end segregation once and for all.
Personal: Because of Martin Luther King Students are not segregated anymore they do not have to use separate bathrooms or separate water fountains.
Classroom: Because of the end of segregation students no matter color of race can all go to the same school if they desire to.
  Emily_Wilkinson | Apr 17, 2016 |
I liked this book for two reasons. The first reasons why I liked this book was because the writing was both engaging and well organized for students to follow along with. The writing engaged students through bold font, large font, and "That's a Fact!" These writing techniques will allow students to keep their interested. An example of this is "That's a Fact! M.L. not only grew up in Ebenezer Baptist Church, but he later became a minister there as well. The fun fact teaches the children without it being formally within the text. The second reason why I like the book was because the book pushes the readers to think about tough issues and broadens their perspectives. The book gives the students information on how different times were before they might have been born and how far the world has come. An example of this is when the book speaks on segregation. Because students do not live during segregation periods, they are able to learn how it was then and the man who took a role in helping to end it. The big idea or message of the story is to teach students about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, his importance, and his role in making America less segregated. Dr. King's strengths are presented and shown throughout the book, as well as, his weakness which happen to be the safety of his family. The book is both appropriate and is unbiased. ( )
  BrittanyNelson94 | Nov 25, 2015 |
Martin Luther King, Jr. is the title of a biographical book published by National Geographic Kids. The beginning of the book introduces readers to Martin Luther King. As the book continues, the stories of how he grew up, helped others, his dream, and how he spent the final years of his life are illustrated in this book. The publishers tells about Martin Luther King’s family and included fun facts that some readers may not have been aware of. For example, his name, as well as his father’s name was originally Michael. His father changed their names to Martin. At the end of the story, the memorial statue of him in Washington, D.C. is pictured with printed words to remind readers of who Martin Luther King, Jr. was in history.

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This biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. is an easy book to read. The pictures used to illustrate the different marches, boycotts, “colored” and “white” entrances into buildings are vivid, clear, and detailed. There are a lot of facts in the book I was not aware of. I am traveling to Washington, D.C. this summer to take my son on a tour of the white house and all of the monuments. The memorial statue at the end of the book is one of the many monuments I want my son to see.

Classroom Extension Ideas: 1.) Provide journals for each student. After reading the story have students reflect on what they learned and connections they made between their life and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.
2.) Create a class book on Martin Luther King, Jr. In the book place pictures and articles on Martin Luther King, Jr. At the back of the book, reserve a few pages for students to write down their ideas on how they can add to his dream and continue to change the world.
  YolandaFelton | Apr 13, 2015 |
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR by Kitson Jazynha is a Juvenile Books/Children's books. Very educational and informative. Another wonderful book for Juvenile readers. I would recommend this title for young readers,educators and anyone who wishes to learn more on the famous life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King,Jr. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
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  MyBookAddiction | Feb 1, 2013 |
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To bright young readers everywhere, especially Max & Quinn --K. J.
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Can you imagine a world where laws kept black and white people apart?
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Introduces the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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