Embrace the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in this Level 1 Ready-to-Read storybook.
In 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time—long overdue—for all men to be treated as equals. Today, his beliefs are more important than ever, and this nonficiton book explains his words in language that will be clear for even the youngest reader.
Jane Kurtz was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was two years old, her parents decided to move to Ethiopia, where she spent most of her childhood. Jane speaks about being an author at schools and conferences—in all but eleven of the United States, so far, and such places as Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, France, Germany, Romania, England, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Japan. She helped start Ethiopia Reads (EthiopiaReads.org), a nonprofit that has opened the first libraries for children in Ethiopia. She is the author of many books for children.
Amy June Bates has illustrated books including the Sam the Man series; Sweet Dreams and That’s What I’d Do, both by singer-songwriter Jewel; and Waiting for the Magic by Patricia MacLachlan. She is the author-illustrator of The Big Umbrella, which Booklist raved, “A boundlessly inclusive spirit...This open-ended picture book creates a natural springboard for discussion.” She lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children.
Publisher: Simon Spotlight (November 25, 2008)
Length: 32 pages
Grades: P - 1
Ages: 4 - 6
Lexile ® 540L
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