Martin Luther King Jr. Day

David A. Adler

A brief, beautifully illustrated biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader.

Richard Michelson

The story of two icons for social justice, how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.

Jan Colbert and Ann McMillan Harms (editors)

What if you could write to Dr. King today? What would you say? These letters from Memphis kids show how far we've come since Dr. King's day, and how far we still have to go.

Angela Bull

A biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences. A level 4 beginning reader.

Jean Marzollo and Brian Pinkney (illustrator)

A colorful, simple introduction for young readers to the life and works of the beloved Civil Rights leader.

Martin Luther King, Jr and illustrated by 15 Coretta Scott King Award winners

Dr. King's famous speech at the 1963 Civil Rights march on Washington is accompanied by glorious illustrations by top children's book artists.

Rosemary L. Bray

Folk-art paintings in bright colors accompany the story of key events in Dr. King's life.

Linda Lowery

Briefly recounts the life of Dr. King and discusses the national holiday in his name.

Robin Nelson

An introduction to the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the day celebrated in his honor.

Margaret McNamara

Mrs. Connor's students at Robin Hill School share their dreams for the future after learning about the day that celebrates the life and dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A level 1 beginning reader.

Della Rowland

A biography of the Nobel Peace Prize winner who showed us that a struggle can be waged without violence.

Doreen Rappaport and Bryan Collier (illustrator)

Quotes from some of his most beloved speeches, paired with Collier's stunning watercolor and collage art, tell Dr. King's life story in a simple, direct way.

Faith Ringgold

An artist recreates Dr. King's life through words and paintings.

Eleanora Tate

Mary Elouise and her friends at Gumbo Grove Elementary School are learning their parts for a special school play, and in the process they also learn about friendship, family and self-respect.

Johnny Ray Moore and Amy Wummer (illustrator)

An easy-to-read biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on society.

Angela Farris Watkins
"In this inspiring story about Martin Luther King Jr.--told from the perspective of his young niece--readers will gain personal insight into one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century. As Angela Farris Watkins introduces children to her uncle, she presents them with a rare glimpse into his life at home, including special family moments. What unfolds is a story of character and service to God, family, and mankind, and of how one man's extraordinary love changed the history of the United States."