Reviews for Time to Break Silence : The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students


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This collection of 18 speeches and essays is designed for accessibility for a broad range of students, with larger type and a ten-page glossary of organizations, people, movements, and basic terms like 'oppression' and 'segregation.' The book's introduction gives political and social context. Each reading is followed by reflection questions that progress from simple to more difficult, offering choices for most levels. The readings are grouped in six themes, such as nonviolent resistance and young people working for justice, and include well-known as well as less familiar pieces, such as a speech to high school students. Each reading is preceded by a brief intro giving historical context. A website offers a teacher's guide and curriculum created by Stanford University's Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Editor Walter Dean Meyers is a children's author. Annotation ©2014 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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