This Week in History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by  Doreen Rappaport

 I love reading books about history, but that was not always the case.  As a child, most of my history lessons came from textbooks which I found utterly boring. It was not until my Mother took me to the local library that I realized "history" was not just about facts and dates. 

Rather, history is a story of the past.  I enjoy sharing my love of history with children.  This week, I have created a small display to commemorate the 46th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's historic speech, in which he called for opportunity and freedom for all. You can check out a few of my suggestions below. 

What are your favorite non-fiction subjects? Is there a person you would like to learn more about? Let me know, and I might create a display to share with others in our community.

 

March on! : The Day my Brother Martin changed the World by Christine King Farris

My brother Martin : a sister remembers growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris

 

DVD: Martin Luther King, Jr. "I have a dream."