A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr.


Bibliographic Information: Adler, David A. (1989). A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. New York: Scolastic Inc.

Brief Annotation: This book teaches students about a very important man in U.S. History — Martin Luther King, Jr.  The book provides great information in a short and impactful way.  There are few sentences for easy comprehension, and the pictures are painted with watercolor.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-5

Readers who will like this: Readers who are learning about Martin Luther King, Jr or about African American’s in the U.S. History would love this book.  It provides information in a positive manner.  It also creates a knowledge of how America has been shaped into what it is today, along with the help of a peaceful man.

Rating/Response: 4 This book has great detail to information and pictures for students to enjoy.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What can you tell me about a man that goes by the name of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reading Strategy: Important Ideas

Rationale for Strategy: This book is a great for teaching about black history in America.

Posted by: Alexa Wachter


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