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Great Books for Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

The Bullet Pen

Joy Fleishhacker

Held on the third Monday of January, this national holiday celebrates the life, work, and legacy of civil rights leader and humanitarian Martin Luther King, Jr. This year, MLK Day falls on Monday, January 21, 2013, the same day that President Barack Obama will take the oath of office for his second term. Stunningly illustrated, eloquently told, and perfect for sharing aloud, these outstanding offerings provide engaging introductions to the man and his achievements.

The books also make excellent resources for Black History Month and can be used year round to enhance civil rights and multicultural studies. Keep them on hand to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and Dr. King’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech on August 28.

MLKDay.4 Great Books for Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Bend.  By Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud, illustrations by John Holyfield. Candlewick. 2011. Reinforced Trade…

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