Martin’s Big Words

The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ages 6-8 Hardcover 40 pages Author: Doreen Rappaport Illustrator: Bryan Collier On Sale: 10-1-2001 ISBN: 0-7868-0714-8ISBN: 978-0-7868-0714-7
Ages 6-8 By: Doreen Rappaport
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This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time.  Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way.  Bryan Collier’s stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures.

A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.