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Martin Luther King, Jr.

Young Man with a Dream

Illustrated by Al Fiorentino

About The Book

Get to know the famous social activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Martin Luther King Jr. in this middle grade nonfiction biography of his early years!

Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a family of pastors. He had close relationships with his family, especially his grandmother, and regularly sang at church with his mother. Martin saw everyone around him suffer from segregation and racism and would eventually fight back with his powerful speeches and peaceful protests as one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.

This book is laced with numerous illustrations, and the back of the book includes a timeline, questions, activities, and a glossary, making it the perfect addition to a classroom or home school setting. Perfect for emerging readers, the Childhood of Famous Americans series illustrates the incredible true stories of great Americans.

About The Author

Dharathula Millender was born in Terre Haute, Indiana. She earned a BS from Indiana State Teachers College and an MS from Purdue University. Mrs. Millender was a teacher and school librarian. She is the author of several books, including biographies of the young Crispus Attucks, Louis Armstrong, and Martin Luther King Jr.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Aladdin (October 31, 1986)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780020420101
  • Grades: 4 - 6
  • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ O These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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