Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with books that help young people learn about the Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s role in it.
Here are 11 books with links to reviews by Common Sense Media, a nonprofit youth advocacy group that recommends and reviews books, movies and more for teachers and parents.
|Rosa, by Nikki Giovanni|
|I Have a Dream, by Kadir Nelson|
|Malcolm X: A Fire Burning Brightly, by Walter Dean Myers|
|The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis|
|Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men Who Changed America, by Andrea Davis Pinkney|
|The Lions of Little Rock, by Kristin Levine|
|I Have a Dream, by Martin Luther King|
|Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred D. Taylor|
|One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia|
|March: Book 1, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin|
|Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice, by Phillip M. Hoose|