Title: Martin Luther King Jr. (Little People, Big Dreams)
Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, Mai Ly Degnan
Genre: Children’s, Nonfiction
Publisher: Quarto Publishing Group
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher… so maybe he’d become a great preacher too. One day, a friend invited him to play at his house. Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn’t let him in because he was black. That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on. Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it’s wrong. And he promised himself that – when he grew up – he’d fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all: words. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring activist’s life.
This is a great book to teach children about Martin Luther King Jr.
At the beginning of the story, young Martin plays with his friends and doesn’t notice that they look different from him. It isn’t until his friend’s mother won’t allow him into their house that he realizes they are different. This shows how children aren’t naturally racist, but have it taught to them. Martin goes on to fight against prejudice by teaching others.
I always remember learning about Martin Luther King Jr. in school, so I really liked this book. This is a great children’s book.
Thank you Quarto Publishing Group for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Have you read Martin Luther King Jr.? What did you think of it?