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

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This picture-book biography is an excellent introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  cartieraf1 | Feb 21, 2017 |
Summary: This lyrical book briefly explains the life Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from childhood to his fight for civil rights, and finally his death. The book uses direct quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. and informs the readers what he fought for ad inspired others to fight for; love, peace, equality and to end segregation. After years of protest, segregation ended. Martin Luther King Jr. continued to help others protest and won the Nobel Peace Prize for teaching others to fight with words and not their fists. In the end, he was shot when he went to support the garbage collectors on strike, but his big words live with us today.

Personal Response: This book beautifully tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to young children. With beautiful images and a wonderful message of Martin Luther King Jr., the author and illustrators tell his story. It teaches children how life used to be for African Americans, and what Martin Luther King Jr. fought for. This story shares with the readers a beautiful message of diversity, acceptance, peace, and love.

Curriculum Connection: This book can be used in Pre-K-2nd-grade classrooms to teach children about Martin Luther King Jr., and people that fought for civil rights. It can be used in a Language Arts classroom to write about the students “dreams” and what they would like to do with their lives. It also is a great book to teach about diversity, difference, and similarities in people, especially for black history month. ( )
  ftakahashi | Feb 21, 2017 |
This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America-and the world-forever. ( )
  LaurieZeng | Feb 11, 2017 |
The book, "Martin's Big Words" is about the Martin Luther King Jr. message while sharing is life. The whole story was an illustrated version of the Jr. life in the Civil Rights Movement.
This book is great to inform students about the Civil Rights Movement to elementary students. The author does a great way of displaying the information about Martin Luther King Jr. life in a way for students to understand. Rappaport does a great way with detailed pictures.
I would use this book in my classroom during MLK day. After reading the book the students can draw Martin Luther King Jr. and write what their dream would be.
  Courtjl | Feb 10, 2017 |
This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America-and the world-forever. ( )
  wichitafriendsschool | Jan 26, 2017 |
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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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