Hooray for MLK!

Martin Luther King PictureIn continued celebration of our great friend, Martin Luther King Jr., the children’s room will host a special story time and activity during our Family Funday Sunday.

Please join us in the Children’s Room at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

Curl up, get cozy, and read!

Here are six books to learn more Martin Luther King Jr.:
My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Martin Luther King III
Illustrated by AG Ford
JUV 92 KING
 
An account of the author's brief years shared with his civil rights leader father offers insight into their special bond, their separation during Dr. King's imprisonment, and the author's five-year-old witness to the famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
 
"My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr." book cover
Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
by Andrea Davis Pinkney
Illustrated by Brian Pinkney
JUV 323.09 PINKNEY
 
Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes.
"Martin & Mahalia" book cover
We March
By Shane W. Evans
JUV E EVANS
 
Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.
"We March" book cover
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart
By Angela Farris Watkins
Illustrated by Eric Velasquez
JUV 92 KING
 
A young girl introduces readers to her uncle, Martin Luther King Jr., describing what he does and family moments they have shared.
"My Uncle Martin's Big Heart" book cover
Who was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
By Bonnie Bader
Illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf
JUV 92 KING
 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was civil rights leader who spoke out against racial and economic injustice.
"Who was Martin Luther King, Jr." book cover
Martin's Dream
By Jane Kurtz
Illustrated by Amy June Bates
JUV 92 KING
 
This Ready-to-Read level one book shares information about Martin Luther King and historic civil rights demonstrations.
"Martin's Dream" book cover