ERIC Number: EJ720746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
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Connect the Book. Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Brodie, Carolyn S.
School Library Media Activities Monthly, v21 n5 p47-48 Jan 2005
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, this month's featured book is "Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." The book was written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier (Jump at the Sun, 2001. 40p. ISBN 0786807148). This pictorial biography of the world-renowned civil rights leader has one of the most striking and memorable cover illustrations in children's literature. While the title of the book is "Martin's Big Words," it is also true that a picture speaks a thousand words and the stunning portrait of King on the cover--with no words (title, etc.)--speaks for itself. This column also includes suggestions for other children's books about Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as videos, websites and related classroom activities.
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Childrens Literature, Adolescent Literature, Biographies, Web Sites, Class Activities
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