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I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, c2012.
Physical Description:
127 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Cover illustration by Mark Fredrickson.
An early lesson -- School days -- Martin falls in love -- Sore feet and high spirits -- A national pulpit -- Bombingham -- The dream -- The right to vote -- Civil-Rights struggle marches on -- Famous quotes -- 10 things you should know about Martin Luther King, Jr. -- 10 More things that are pretty cool to know -- Glossary -- Places to visit.
Reading Level:
NC 1110 L Lexile
An introduction to the achievements and lasting influence of the heroic civil rights leader covers topics ranging from his organization of the Montgomery Bus Boycott to his famed "I Have a Dream" speech.


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A brand-new biography series featuring some of the most important people from history and today.

I helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I am only 34 when I give the "I Have a Dream" speech. I am Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn all about this heroic man, whose accomplishments are truly inspiring, in the continuation of Scholastic's latest biography series: I AM. This book will feature illustrations throughout, a timeline, an introduction to the people you'll meet in the book, maps, sidebars, and a top ten list of important things to know about Martin Luther King Jr.

Author Notes

Grace Norwich has written many books for young readers on a variety of topics, including health, fashion, animals, and more. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Reviews 1

Booklist Review

This entry in the I Am series opens with an introduction in the words of King himself before switching over to a third-person voice for nine chapters detailing the great civil rights leader's life. Boxed insets add historic context and more specific information, such as a quick background on Project C, used to hide protest plans from the KKK, as well as a roundup of the damage following the Watts riot. Despite the photographic cover image, Alba's contributions are pencil illustrations which, while good at reproducing faces, are not especially dynamic. There is no shortage of books about MLK Jr., but many are for the picture-book and YA audience, making this title a nice fit for middle readers. Backmatter closing this solid title includes famous quotes, 10 Things You Should Know about Martin Luther King, Jr., and, well, 10 More Things that Are Pretty Cool to Know.--Cummins, Julie Copyright 2010 Booklist

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