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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (edition 2007)

by Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)

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Title:Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Authors:Doreen Rappaport
Other authors:Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2007), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 40 pages
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I bought this book today because I have always loved Martin Luther King, Jr....

It was an easy read with beautiful pictures...A well written summary of what he went through from childhood through his death and when MLK day was created and became a national holiday. It's great for children of about the age of about 8 and older (depending on the child)...It does say that he was shot and died, but nothing more specific than that. And of course, it doesn't show him dead...

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  MsBridgetReads | Jul 8, 2014 |
Summary: This book is about Martin Luther King Jr. and his life. It explains the discrimination that he witnessed and had to encounter. This book shows the courage that MLK Jr. had during his life time and the positive changes that brought upon our country. It told about how even though he was shot his but his words are still alive even today.

Personal Reaction: I think that all children need to learn about MLK Jr. and all of the positive change he helped bring to America. He was such a great man and positive figure.

Classroom Extensions: 1) I would use this book to teach children about MLK Jr. and his importance in the United States. 2) I would have the children each write their own two or three sentence speech and read it in front of the classroom. ( )
  SmithAlec | Jul 5, 2014 |
I think this is an excellent book to read to students to help them understand about the Civil Rights Movement, inequality, and the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book is illustrated beautifully with many colorful pictures that capture your attention and shows the history of the big changes that occurred in America. It is filled with lots of information and dates of events that happened during that time period and really opens up the way for discussion about this topic. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to know about the Civil Rights Movement and the inequality of African Americans as well as many others. ( )
  JackieQGreen | Jun 18, 2014 |
I bought this book today because I have always loved Martin Luther King, Jr....

It was an easy read with beautiful pictures...A well written summary of what he went through from childhood through his death and when MLK day was created and became a national holiday. It's great for children of about the age of about 8 and older (depending on the child)...It does say that he was shot and died, but nothing more specific than that. And of course, it doesn't show him dead...

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  OBridget1 | May 4, 2014 |
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This is a good biography of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Everywhere in Martins hometown was white only signs. Every time Martin seen one though, he remembered what his mother had told him and that is "you are as good as anyone." Martin grew up and became a Minister like his father. Rosa Park was arrested because she said no to a white man. In the next ten years, Black Americans all over the South protested for equal rights. They were jailed and beaten, but kept doing it. Many threatened to kill Martins family. After ten years, the law makers in Washington voted to end segregation. The white only signs came down and in April 1968 Martin died.

Personal Reaction:
This book was very good. It made me understand Martins life better than I have before, so I know reading it in a classroom the children will have a better understanding of Martin Luther King, than just reading it in a text book.

Classroom Extension:
1. Read this when discussing Martin Luther King Jr.
2. Have them write how they would have felt if they were in Martins shoes.
  olivialawson | Apr 12, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0786807148, Hardcover)

In this elegant pictorial biography of Martin Luther King Jr., author Doreen Rappaport combines her spare, lyrical text with King's own words for an effective, age-appropriate portrayal of one of the world's greatest civil rights leaders. From King's youth, when he looked up to his preacher father and vowed one day to "get big words, too," to his death at a garbage workers' strike ("On his second day there, he was shot. He died."), Rappaport imbues the story with reverence.

Acclaimed artist Bryan Collier depicts his subject with stunning watercolor and collage illustrations, balancing glorious recreations of stained glass windows with some of the more somber images of peace marchers and the famous bus that pitched Rosa Parks into the civil rights movement. A brief chronology and bibliography provide additional resources for readers. Here is an exquisite tribute to a world hero. (Ages 4 and older) --Emilie Coulter

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