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5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1- For the kiddo: The Youngest Marcher: The Story of Audrey Faye Hendricks, a Young Civil Rights Activist by Cynthia Levinson and Vanessa Brantley-Newton

We don’t really have kids young enough to enjoy this book in my immediate family, but I think I’ll probably buy a couple of copies of this one for all of my friends having babies! I love the message behind this book and the illustrations are beautiful. It is never too early to get kids started on civil rights activism. Click the link below to read more!

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

2- Middle Grade: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson

This book received countless awards including the National Book Award and Newbery Honor, plus it was a President Obama "O" Book Club pick. This is a great book to choose to talk about American history and the Civil Rights Movement with your middle schooler. This book is a collection of poems which will be a great introduction to poetry for your young reader.

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Brown Girl Dreaming
By Jacqueline Woodson

3- YA: Dear Martin by Nic Stone

I think, by now, we all know that YA is not just read by young adults (ahem, The Hate U Give!) This book is also receiving significant recognition as a New York Times bestselling debut and a William C. Morris Award Finalist. With Ferguson and the Concerned Student 1950 letters to Mizzou, Missouri has been at the center of the discussion around race relations. But regardless of where you live, this book (as Angie Thomas says) is a must-read.

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Dear Martin
By Nic Stone

4- Classic Adult: The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Clayborne Carson

When I was in school we maybe spent a week, more likely less, studying Martin Luther King Jr. and the impact he’s had on the United States (and beyond.) Learn more about this incredible American by reading his autobiography edited by Clayborne Carson.

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5- New Adult: Becoming by Michelle Obama

If you haven’t heard of this book, you’ve probably been living under a rock. Becoming by Michelle Obama has to be one of the most highly anticipated books of 2018 - bookstores had trouble keeping it in stock and people were waiting in line for its release. Michelle Obama inspires many of us to be more active in politics and to be more civically aware.

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

5 Books to Read for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Becoming
By Michelle Obama






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