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MARTIN'S BIG WORDS : THE LIFE
OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
New York : Sun/Hyperion Books,
IL 3-6. RL 6.1
Big Words is about Martin Luther King, Jr. and some of the important events
in his life. One life time impression he had when growing up was
how segregated the South was in the 1950’s. Seeing signs that had
“white only” were deflected by his parents words which were, “Anyone can
do anything.” As he grew up, he became fascinated by Ghandi and how
he helped India to become free without using violence. That became
his passion, to use words and non-violence to make a change. This book
is very descriptive and takes many of King’s words to inspire the reader
to think about what they say and do and to treat all mankind with love
in their heart. On the cover, the artist shows King with his eyes glancing
to the side. In the final portrait, he is looking directly at the
reader, his eyes offering an unmistakable challenge.
Prepared by: Becky Marshall
Carolina Children's Book Award
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
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