Martin’s Big Words

In light of the recent political violence, aneducationinbooks thought it best to move this post a week early, rather than on Martin Luther King Day.  This is one of the best books on MLK out there, beautifully written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier, as well as being historically accurate.  It addresses the events of the civil rights movement during Martin Luther King’s time with beautiful words, many of them quotes.

Filled with perseverance and bravery, this is one book that everyone, young and old, need to read today. “Fight with words, not fists.”


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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6 Responses to Martin’s Big Words

  1. Bruce Frost says:

    One of my favorite picture book bios on MLK!

  2. Linda C. says:

    An excellent resource. Thank you for including the video.

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