Title: Martin Luther King Day
Author: Linda Lowry
Illustrator: Hetty Mitchell
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication Date: 1989
Genre: Biography, African American
Audience: Gr. Pre K-2; 3-5

Overview: This biography of one of the most loved leaders of American Civil Rights is great for even the youngest readers. It gives incredible details about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and all that he did for African Americans. On the last two pages it explains why we have Martin Luther King Day and how much of a better place this man made our world.

Activity: Have the students draw/write about one of the great things that Martin Luther King, Jr. did for our country. Then compile them into a class book on Martin Luther King, Jr. that the students can look through at any time.

Reviewer’s Name: Sarah Keister