Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King

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Scholastic Incorporated, 1993 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Celebrating the birthday of the great civil rights leader, an illustrated biography of Martin Luther King offers young readers a moving tribute to King and his important life. By the author of I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles.

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User Review  - wichitafriendsschool - LibraryThing

This book is beautifully-rendered study of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, told in simple, straightforward language for even the youngest of readers to understand. Pinkney's scratchboard and oil pastel ... Read full review

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User Review  - DannieN - LibraryThing

"Happy Birthday Martin Luther King Jr." is a great read aloud story for 1st or 2nd graders to teach about or even to just read on the Martin Luther King holiday. The story is a very shortened version ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Jean Marzollo was born Jean Martin in Manchester, Connecticut on June 25, 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a master's degree in teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught high school English for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. She was the editor of Scholastic's kindergarten magazine Let's Find Out for twenty years. Her first book for parents, Learning Through Play, was published in 1972 and her first children's book, Close Your Eyes, was published in 1978. She wrote over 150 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She died in her sleep of natural causes on April 10, 2018 at the age of 75.

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