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Martin's Big Words
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Caldecott Honor Book)
Illustrated by Bryan Collier
Formats and Prices
- Trade Paperback $8.99 $12.99 CAD
- Hardcover $18.99 $23.99 CAD
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Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.
- "Beginning with the startling cover, which contains only the face of Martin Luther King Jr., with his smile broad, and his eyes crinkled in laughter, this title intrigues. It’s an homage in words and pictures, in which the author weaves King’s words with her own to present a brief but stately portrait of the American hero....Readers will hear [King's] voice echo in this presentation."—Kirkus Reviews
- “Weaving in Dr. King’s own “big words,” this inspiring picture book biography celebrates this great leader as preacher and politician. Rappaport’s sparse narrative captures the essentials of the man, the Civil Rights movement he led, and his policy of non-violence. This is a great book to read aloud many times.”—Booklist
- “A stunning, reverent tribute.” —School Library Journal
- On Sale
- Dec 18, 2007
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers