Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Disney-Hyperion, Oct 1, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 40 pages
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This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.

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The illustrations in this book are incredible. - Goodreads
My favorite part was the mixed-media illustrations. - Goodreads
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This is a great book for fifth grade students who may have trouble reading. Read full review

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Great story to use while teaching about Civil Rights Movement. Tells the story of MLK Jr and gives quotes from his speeches. Students would love to read this. Read full review

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Doreen Rappaport is the recipient of a Children s Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work. Her books have been praised for both their careful research and their varied literary styles. Among the many titles to her name are a trilogy on African-American history, illustrated by Shane W. Evans; books on Native American history and women s history; and many biographies, including Lady Liberty: A Biography, illustrated by Matt Tavares. Beyond Courage, her most ambitious project to date, took more than six years to research and write and presented her with the opportunity to speak directly with some of the survivors whose stories are told within. How Jews organized themselves in order to survive and defy their enemy is an important but still neglected piece of history, she says. I present a sampling of actions, efforts, and heroism with the hope that I can play a role in helping to correct the damaging and persistent belief that Jews went like sheep to the slaughter. Doreen Rappaport lives in upstate New York.

Collier received the Coretta Scott King Honor for Freedom River. At age 15 he began creating artwork in his signature style His paintings have been widely exhibited.

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