Back of Book:
Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder, future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.
I love the talented team of Brad and Christopher. They do a terrific job of bringing history to life. Their books are unique in that they are set up like comic strips. This concept allows students who do not normally pick up books enjoy a biography. The text is written in a first-person narrative which allows readers to connect to the story. The back of the story has a timeline and pictures of Dr. King and his family.
Ages 5 and up