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

by Doreen Rappaport

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Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following ones heart. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his own words, will inspire and affect you, too.… (more)
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Independent Reading Level: Grades K-7
Awards: Jane Addams Children's Book Award (2002)
Caldecott Medal (2002) ( )
  Koryn | May 4, 2022 |
A great and insightful story about an influential character in Black history. ( )
  Georgiaeli | Mar 7, 2022 |
A very good informational book that can be read by children. This book did a good job at setting the information on a kid level. ( )
  MegGordon | Sep 14, 2021 |
Quotes. Award winner.
  uucmp | Aug 11, 2021 |
I love this book, this would be good for students doing a project over Martin Luther King Jr. it is very informational and explains who he was and how he played a big role in the Civil Rights movement. It is a very inspiring book and talks about how to peacefully take action for change. ( )
  andreawilliams12 | Apr 29, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Doreen Rappaportprimary authorall editionscalculated
Collier, BryanIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, Samuel L.secondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGivney, Garysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whitaker, Forestsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williams, Billy Deesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed

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To Isaac, with love, from Grandma Dorzi. --D. R.
To Joe, the custodian at Washington High School, who encouraged me to always dream. Thank you. --B. C.
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Everywhere in Martin's hometown, he saw the signs, WHITE ONLY.
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Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following ones heart. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his own words, will inspire and affect you, too.

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