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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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Read this with my 4th grade book penpal out in CA through In2Books. Great way to celebrate African-American History Month
  tmscott13 | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book is about Martin Luther King, Jr. And his life. It tells about when he was little there were signs hung up that said "for whites only." His mom used big words to tell him that he was as good as anyone. His father used big words to preach to people. He ended up using big words too by preaching love and equality it also talks about how he fought for black rights.

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I think this story would be a good one to share with children during black history month. It can help teach a lot about being an African American in previous history.

Classroom extension ideas:
1) read is book on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
2) would use this book to teach children about MLK and the change he helped bring to America.
3) have the students write about a big dream they have.
  connorshayne | Nov 18, 2015 |
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 |
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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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