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

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This book is about MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR's life, and how it was hard being black back then. He gave a big speech and he said "I HAVE A DREAM THAT ONE DAY IN ALABAMA LITTLE BLACK BOYS AND BLACK GIRLS WILL JOIN HANDS WITH LITTLE WHITE BOYS AND WHITE GIRLS AS SISTER AND BROTHERS". This meant a lot to black people. But one day he got shot on April 1968. People were so very sad. I would recommend this book to any one. I love this book because it's happy that someone stood up, but sad that people shot him. ( )
  AlexisF7 | May 23, 2016 |
This is an excellent book when discussing the Civil Rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. day or Black History Month which are all wonderful opportunities to bring up who King was and the impact he made during the Civil Rights movement. This would be good for grades 2-5 when students can study King and really understand the story of his life and the different things he went through to become a leader and impact millions of people in an effort for change. ( )
  aeuin01 | Apr 27, 2016 |
I like this book and would use it in my classroom with second grade and up. I would use it because I think that it does a good job of explaining to kids about Martin Luther King Jr. And what he stood for. ( )
  SarahSangalli | Apr 14, 2016 |
This informational text about Martin Luther King Jr shows the impact he had on the civil rights movement. This book tells the story of his life in an easy way that is easy for kids to read and interesting. One part of this book that stands out is the authors use of bold and color to put emphasis on the quotes King had said. The picture in this book are also something that stands out, the picture alone could tell the story of King's life without the words in the book. I would recommend this book to 1st grade and up. ( )
  Courtney_Lee | Apr 5, 2016 |
I really enjoyed this book and feel as though it is very essential, especially for the African American youth. Martin Luther King Jr. was by far one of the cornerstones during the civil rights movement. Martin always had passion and wanted to see change, but lived and died by peace and love. This book outlines how life and key components in Martin's life that is easy for children to read. The illustrations are well done and give the children a lot to look at and the pictures alone tell the story of this prominent icon. Quotes are the author's strongest features in this story. Not only does she find an interesting way to engage the readers with her retelling of Martin's life, but she decided to correlate quotes said by him as well. Making each quote big, loud, bold, and red to help her to emphasize Martin's words. "Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that." This is one of Martin Luther King Jr.'s most well-known and famous quotes and the author's centerpiece of defining who Martin Luther King Jr. was. ( )
  kwalke18 | Mar 24, 2016 |
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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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