My Little Pocketbooks: Happy Birthday Martin L. King Jr!   

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Martin L. King Jr!

Happy Birthday Martin!
On everyone's calendar, today is marked Martin Luther King Jr Day.  But in fact his birthday was a week ago.  Martin Luther King Jr was born on January 15, 1929.  
Today, I wanted to let you know about a few books about him for adult and young readers alike.
There are so many great books out there to pick from and here are just a few notable and award winning reads.  Click here to see last years list of books. 
"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."
These prohetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life.
These words and other are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Robin Hill School)
by Margaret McNamara (Author) , Mike Gordon (Illustrator)

When Mrs. Conner's class learns about a great man, they discover their own dreams and hopes for a better world!

You will always be a great leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

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