Martin’s Big Words
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Publisher: Jump at the Sun
Publication Date: October 1, 2001
Awards: Coretta Scott King Award and Caldecott Honor and Best Illustrated Children’s Book NYTimes
Audience: Gr. 2+
Overview: A very concise biography of the life of Martin Luther King Jr. There are some large words in this text but it uses quotes from Dr. King that are very well illustrated by Bryan Collier. Overall a great book to introduce Dr. King or use in a text set about him.
Activity: Find another influential person that has many well-known quotes and use their quotes to create a class book about that person. With illustration describing the quotes.
Reviewer’s Name: Emily Adams
Posted by Dr. Deb L. Marciano at 3/08/2007