In this biography, discover the amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr, whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for his famous "I have a dream" speech, which he gave during the March on Washington in 1963. But his life before and after that big event, and his other enormous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, largely go unspoken. In this biography for kids ages 8-11, learn all about MLK - from his early family life and experiences in education, to his untimely death and the worldwide mourning and riots that followed. This new biography series from DK goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written, age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, and other nonfiction text features add depth, and a handy reference section at the back makes this the one biography series every teacher and librarian will want to collect. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index.
This is Book 3 in the Life Stories Series. See all Life Stories books here.
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Laurie Calkhoven is a children's writer and editor living in New York City. She has written many historical children's books, including George Washington: An American Life and Harriet Tubman: Leading the Way to Freedom . You can visit her at lauriecalkhoven.com.More about Laurie Calkhoven
Each title in this new series will be written by an experienced children's nonfiction author. The books will also be vetted by a subject consultant for accuracy, as well as an education/literacy consultant to ensure they are perfectly pitched and levelled for the readership.
Author: Libby Romero
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Literacy consultant: TBC