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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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Young children can learn about what of our nation's most famous individuals - it's a great introduction to learning about famous people. It also covers themes such as compassion and caring about others. ( )
  kkaspy | Jul 29, 2015 |
This biography was about Martin Luther King Jr life and work. It shows how as a child he didn't understand why African Americans weren't allowed to do a lot of things that whites could. It also talked about civil rights.
  Robinjhud | Jul 14, 2015 |
Every student needs to learn about Martin Luther King, Jr. This is an excellent book to read during history. A great book to introduce young readers to the civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. Beautiful illustrations and inspiring words that could lead students to use their critical thinking skills in the classroom.
  peyrobs | Apr 29, 2015 |
I did like this story for a few reasons. The first reason I liked this story is because I thought the writing was very engaging. The writing in the story was able to keep the story very interesting. Another reason that the story was able to stay interesting and exciting was because the plot was very interesting. The life of Martin Luther King Jr. is a very fascinating, which made for an exciting plot. The plot was able to keep the reader interested with an exciting plot which made them want to continue reading. Another reason I liked the story was because of the illustrations. The illustrations were really able to enhance the story. The illustrations were a powerful representation of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. They show beyond what they text was able to explain. For example, the last page is a portrait of Martin’s face, and it is a very strong image. This powerful image leaves the readers with a sense of how strong Martin was as a person. He was able to battle what so many people just accepted as reality. He also showed that battles can be fought and won without the use of violence, which is a great message for readers. Through this story readers are able to view the perspective of how Martin felt throughout his life. From a young age he saw the injustice that was in the world, and this was never something he found to acceptable. He knew that he was just as much of a citizen as any white American citizen, and this was something that he was going to spend his life fighting for. Through this story readers are able to increase their perspectives of what this might have been life for Martin. For younger generations this will be a new perspective because they were not alive to experience these changes in the country. Another reason that I liked the story was because it was nonfiction and accurate. Readers are able to gain real information on Martin’s life that will increase their knowledge and understanding as him as a person. It is also an organized nonfiction story. The story follows the life of Martin, and in this way it is organized. It follows a clear storyline of his life, and thus is able to keep the reader on a clear path through the story. I believe the overall message of the story is that you have to stand up for what you believe in. Martin shows with his life that you have to stand up for what you believe in. Martin devoted himself to bringing equal rights to everything, and this was something he truly believed in. He showed readers that one should not be afraid to fight for what they think is right. ( )
  kmetca1 | Apr 12, 2015 |
Although the story is not new the perspective and style is done wonderfully. It is in a autobiographical and biographical combination of the life and death of the civil rights leader. The illustrations are great and colorful but the perspective story told is refreshing so the reader is both participant and observer.
Book is good to use for promote social justice, African American leader, biography, autobiography, first person story and civil rights. ( )
  Adrian.Gaytan | Apr 1, 2015 |
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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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