Why were schools, drinking fountains, and movie theatres segregated by race? Why did more than 250,000 people march in Washington, DC in 1963? What was Martin Luther King, Jr.'s big dream--and has it come true? All of these and other “must-know” questions about the civil rights hero are answered in this engaging new book.
Mary Kay Carson is an award-winning children's nonfiction author. She has written more than 40 books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and history, including Alexander Graham Bell: Giving Voice to the World, The Underground Railroad for Kids, and The Wright Brothers for Kids. Mary Kay also gives presentations at schools about writing and her books. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. For more information go to: marykaycarson.com.
Mary Kay Carson does what I was trying to do with far more success....explaining to children who this great man was, his significance and his role and history using a way that helped children to understand. The question and answer format is wonderful for school aged children. Not only does the reader get to know Dr. King as a significant person in history but as a man as well (Did he have children? What kind of doctor was he?). I am not ashamed to say I, as an adult, learned quite a lot from this book. The book touches on subjects such as segregation, the right to vote and other significant historical events. The subject is heavy and full of facts but Mary Kay Carson artfully manages to present the topics in a manner that is suitable for children. In our home it has sparked lots of conversations about equality, awareness and loving your neighbor. I highly encourage you to share this book with your children. It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble (click HERE) or on Amazon.....
I would also recommend picking up a copy for your school library so all children can have access to this informational and powerful book.
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