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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Words of Hope


"Out of a Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope.."-Martin Luther King Jr. 

One of my favorite children's book about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. is called Martin's BIG Words, The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier.  In the author's note, Rappaport discusses how King was determined to use "big words" as a young child. During this time, big words made Martin feel good.  He has always been known for his speeches, sermons, and articles. His speeches are and will always captivate people and give them hope during rough times.  Many people have dissected his historical speeches and published books about his dialogues and his discussions. I have heard song lyrics that have been written in honor of King's statements and his creativeness.

From Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Picture Story
During his speaking engagements, King would stand and deliver to many people, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C, he spoke to a crowd of 250,000.   People believed in his rhetoric and his purpose to provide everyone equal rights. Martin Luther King Jr. believed in big words and he believed in big actions, his words made him a smart man, but his actions made him a great man!




Last Summer, I visited Washington, D.C., I was able to stand before the MLK Memorial. I was in awe of King's sculpture, but I was more intrigued by the 450-foot-long wall inscribed with 14 quotations from the famous orator's speeches, sermons, and writings. Those words are not only inscribed on that wall they will forever be inscribed in our books, homes, and our hearts.  Down below I have listed some books about Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and his fight for Human Rights.
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful list of MLK books at the DiverseKidLit linky! This is a great resource! Will tweet!

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  2. Thanks for stopping by! And thank you for the tweet I really appreciate it!

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