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Martin's Dream

Ready-to-Read Level 1

Illustrated by Amy June Bates

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About The Book

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.

About The Author

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Jane Kurtz was born in Portland, Oregon, but spent most of her childhood in Ethiopia. Jane speaks about being an author at schools and conferences and 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, including What Do They Do with All that Poo?, illustrated by Allison Black; Do Kangaroos Wear Seat Belts?, illustrated by Jane Manning; Anna Was Here; Clara the Triumphant Rhinoceros, illustrated by Claire Messer; and the American Girl book Lanie.  

About The Illustrator

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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, about 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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (November 25, 2008)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416927747
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Lexile ® 540L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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