Learn all about the childhood of America's most famous civil rights activist in this nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read!
Young Martin Luther King Jr. is having some problems with his best friend, Bobby. First, they are going to different schools this year. Next, Bobby's dad is not letting his son play with Martin. When Martin learns why, he is confused and hurt--but he learns a lesson that he will never forget.
Denise Lewis Patrick was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She attended local schools and earned a degree in Journalism from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1977. That same year, she moved to New York City. She has been both a writer and editor in various areas of the publishing industry, particularly for children. In addition to being a published author, Denise is an adjunct professor of writing at a local college. She’s also worked with budding writers in an afterschool program, has managed middle and high school writing programs.
Rodney S. Pate has been illustrating books for children for more than twenty years, and his fine art work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Currently Pate also works as a graphic designer for a software company. He lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey.