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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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  julieabc | Mar 15, 2015 |
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.
  kamijake | Mar 11, 2015 |
This is a informational biography about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. The book tell his life story, beginning from when he was a young boy, all the way through the day he dies. The book also shares what kind of impacts that Martin and people like him have had in history for African Americans. ( )
  kfrost32 | Mar 10, 2015 |
I really liked Martin’s Big Words: The life of Doctor Martin Luther King Jr. First, I liked how the author combines Martin Luther King Jr own words with her own to help tell the story. The reader can easily identify MLK’s who is telling the story because the words of Martin Luther King Jr are shown in large bold and colored type so the stand out from the rest of the print. I also liked this book because it provides a good start for class discussions on history, equality and segregation. This book and its illustrations will help readers absorb the message of Martin Luther King Jr. ( )
  Sluper1 | Feb 9, 2015 |
This book is an excellent introduction to the biography of Martin Luther King Jr. I really liked this book because it was a pictorial biography that provided great descriptions and inspirational quotes on each page such as "You are as good as anyone" or "Everyone can be great". The story had an excellent progression from Martin's childhood to the day he died, but did not cut short on any of the amazing things that he accomplished. The illustrations were beautiful and the style of the pictures only enhanced the story's message even more. This book was well organized and even provided a list of important dates in Martin Luther King's life at the end of the story. The big idea of this story is too explain the main details of his life and to show children how much of an inspiration he was to many people in the world. ( )
  agassa1 | Feb 9, 2015 |
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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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