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The Cart That Carried Martin by Eve Bunting

The Cart That Carried Martin

by Eve Bunting

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This story tells how they prepare for MLK Jr’s funeral procession and what it looked like the entire way between both places, then it explains the life of the cart that carried him after the funeral.
  jengro3 | Aug 15, 2017 |
Read for Week 6 - Diversity ( )
  childrenslitpdx | Mar 13, 2016 |
This is the story of Dr. Matin Luther King Jr.'s funeral. How it started at his home church and continued through Atlanta to Morehouse College. In the beginning, these two men found a cart to fix up to carry Martin. The people throughout the book just want to have an "ordinary funeral for an ordinary man." The theme of this story was one man can make a difference no matter if he was dead or alive. The setting was the early 1900s. This helped the historical setting aspect come through the text. ( )
  Theresa_Kieffer | Feb 4, 2016 |
Poignant story about MLK's funeral march from a unique perspective. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
The Cart that Carried Martin is a great read! The author tells the story about the cart that people "borrowed" to carry Martin Luther King Jr. after his funeral. The books is written in a way children can understand and still take away the importance of the story. His spirit will always live on and the cart is now in a museum honoring what MLK stood for. I would read this for my future classroom because it embodies what MLK stood for; An ordinary man with an extraordinary message and the cart is an ordinary stack of wood with an extraordinary job too! ( )
  SadieCooney | Feb 21, 2015 |
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Introduces young readers to details about Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral.

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