Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Books about Martin Luther King Jr. in English and Español

Here is a list of books to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on January 19. Go to your favorite library or bookstore. Enjoy! ¡Diviértete!

Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with Mrs. Park's Class
Celebra El Dia De Martin Luther King Jr. Con La Clase De La Sra. Park

By Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy

The students in Mrs. Park’s class prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. ‘s Day by thinking about the values he taught. Contains an informative section on Martin Luther King, Jr.

A Picture Book Of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Un Libro Ilustrado Sobre Martin Luther King, Hijo

By David A. Adler. Illustrated by Robert Casilla.

A brief, illustrated, biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

Happy birthday, Martin Luther King.
Feliz cumpleaños, Martin Luther King

By Jean Marzollo. Illustrated by J. Brian Pinkney.

An introduction to a great civil rights leader. In commemoration of his peaceful fight for freedom and change. The stunningly illustrated, best-selling portrait of the famed civil rights leader and the times in which he lived is a poignant and touching tribute to an American Hero.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Life of Determination
Martin Luther King Jr. : una vida de determinación

By Sheila Rivera

Do you know...? How Martin Luther King Jr. helped black people in the United States? How Martin fought peacefully? How Martin showed determination? Read this book and find the answer.

Read about Martin Luther King, Jr./ Lee sobre Martin Luther King, Jr

By Stephen Feinstein

Bilingual series for ESL and English speakers trying to learn Spanish- Great for beginner reports- Supports the History/Social Studies, ESL/Spanish Language Arts, and Reading curricula- Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations- Contains large, easy-to-read type, timeline, glossary, further reading, Internet addresses, and an index.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Jonatha A. Brown

Based on Martin Luther King, Jr. (Trailblazers of the Modern World series) by Adela Q. Brown -- T. p. verso.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 23) and index.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Día de Martin Luther King Jr.
Our Country's Holidays/ Las fiestas de nuestra nación

By Sheri Dean

This bilingual series is ideal for English Language Learners. It supports a key topic in the early social studies curriculum- our nation's holidays- and provides students with an introduction to United States history. Using lively, full-color photographs and easy-to-read text, each title explores a different holiday and explains why it is significant. Beginning readers will also learn how the holidays they celebrate in their families and communities are observed across the nation.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day : honoring a man of peace.
El día de Martin Luther King, Jr. : honramos a un hombre de paz

By Carol Gnojewski and Carolina Jusid

Civil rights leaders are people who make sure that the laws of the United States are fair for everyone, regardless of their race, religion, or gender. One of the most influential men of our time was Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
El Día de Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Mir Tamim Ansary

Introduces Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, explaining the historical events behind it, how it became a holiday, and how it is observed.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Doreen Rappaport. Illustrated Bryan Collier

This is one of my favorite books! It is not in Spanish yet.

This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world's most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin's Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America" and the world" forever.


Anonymous said...

You should check out Discoverybox. They are great for Kids aged 9-12 and have 10x£100 Prizes in their Green Competition this month!

Anonymous said...

Recommend: A Lesson for Martin by Denise Lewis Patrick

It's a great kids book that tells the story about an experience Martin Luther King had as a child.
My students can all relate.