Martin's Big Words

Martin's Big Words

The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr

Book - 2001
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Illustrated by Bryan Collier Winner of the 2001 NY Times Best Illustrated Children's Book Award, Rappaport weaves her simple and graceful text and the words of Martin Luther King Jr. into a captivating narrative, telling the story of Dr. King's life in a way that is entirely accessible for young readers. A chronology and bibliography offer the resources for exploring his life further, and stunning, full-colour collage art by the 2001 Coretta Scott King Medal winner Bryan Collier offer an unforgettable portrait of a man who helped change the world forever. All ages.
Publisher: New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, c2001.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780786807147
Branch Call Number: j B KING M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Collier, Bryan


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JCLBeckyC Jan 17, 2017

Read for the 2017 Librarian's Read Challenge. Good biography of a great man. I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to read a biography or doing a hero report.

Jan 15, 2017


Jun 16, 2014

Good story with large words and nice illustrations. Good book for all younger ones to read to enable them to be aware of that era and to ask the questions that need to be answered , and too hopefully never have prejudice .

KCLSLibsRecommend Feb 07, 2014

Large format, limited text, and engaging illustrations make this an excellent choice for Preschoolers-Grade 2 during Black History Month.

Dec 17, 2011

Nice book with good illustrations. Focuses more on Martin's message than the biography itself. Good read aloud for teachers doing a unit on MLK or heroes.


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