Sunday, January 14, 2018

Seven top books for talking to kids about Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the BN Kids Blog Lindsay Barrett tagged seven helpful books for talking to kids about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., including:
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Dream and You, by Carole Boston Weatherford and James E. Ransome

This artful book intersperses images depicting important events in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s own life with illustrations of children carrying out Dr. King’s messages today. While many books indirectly inspire conversations about the continued relevance of Dr. King’s work, this is the first one I’ve seen to make such a clear connection to the lives of today’s children. This is the perfect book to purchase when your children are young, and revisit in increasingly complex ways as they mature.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue