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August 28th, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech. In celebration of the Civil Rights Movement, we have interviewed award-winning illustrator Kadir Nelson about his dazzling picture book I Have a Dream (Random House, 2012), his

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 14, 2011

As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom

by Richard Michelson (Author), Raul Colón (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 6-10

Hardcover: 40 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition (May 13, 2008)

Source: Library

By Tina Vasquez, for The Children’s Book Review
Published: October 7, 2010

My Uncle Martin's Big HeartMy Uncle Martin’s Big Heart:  A Story About Martin Luther King Jr., Through the Eyes of His Niece

by Angela Farris Watkins (Author), Eric Velasquez (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (October 1, 2010)

Source: Publisher

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: January 8, 2010

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day—observed the third Monday of each year, around the time of his January 15 birthday—here is a list of outstanding books that represent nonviolent activism and the civil rights movement: