Reviews for Martin Luther King Jr.


Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 May/June
Each of these titles features a look at the subject's formative years, family life, educational background, and notable achievements. All books feature b&w photographs, notable quotations, and interesting facts. This series would be useful as a first introduction for young readers to Civil Rights leaders. Hopefully these books will lead them to other volumes written in more detail. Bibliography. Glossary. Timeline. Websites. Index. Sandra Kitain, Educational Reviewer, Yardley, Pennsylvania [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] ADDITIONAL SELECTION. Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

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School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 2-3--While this series covers familiar ground, it nonetheless provides solid facts about six civil rights fighters who shaped American history and helped pave the way for African Americans to gain equality. It delivers basic information about these crusaders, but it mostly focuses on their accomplishments and their positions in the civil rights fights of their respective times. The pages alternate between the text (with "Let Freedom Ring" side boxes that provide supplemental information) and large, captioned color photographs. Vocabulary words in bold are defined at the end of each book. With their clear information, short sentence structure, and linear writing, these books would be useful for basic reports.

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