Free eBook Martin Luther King, Jr. –

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Martin Luther King, Jr the inspiring minister and civil rights activist Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher so maybe he d become a great preacher too One day, a friend invited him to play at his house Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn t let him in because he was black That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it s wrong And he promised himself that when he grew up he d fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all words This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring activist s life Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS

15 thoughts on “Martin Luther King, Jr.

  1. G14RRV G14RRV says:

    Excellent book, although a little advanced for my 2 year old he loves story s and what better story s to read him than real life heroes Quality of books are excellent

  2. Annie Gaur Annie Gaur says:

    Isn t great content wise and the references aren t the best A little disappointing Picked it up cheap so not too bothered.

  3. Natasha McCree Natasha McCree says:

    Didn t like some of the references

  4. Customer Customer says:

    Loves these books, we have many.

  5. Weidelt Weidelt says:

    S e Biografien,Die kindgerecht geschrieben worden

  6. Jaded Beauty Jaded Beauty says:

    Such an adorable little book to teach children about such an important man

  7. Cass Young Cass Young says:

    This is an excellent book for our kids to learn about Martin Luther King Jr and his story I thought it did a great job if telling his story in a way to engage younger kids and simple enough for them to understand.The illustrations are simple and entertaining for my kids This book does seem to be a little longer than most children s books, but they don t lose interest The book itself is nice quality and feels like it will hold up through lots of use.Overall we are happy with this book It is a great addition to our home library and an important book for our kids to know, understand and learn from We don t have any issues with this book and highly recommend it Thanks for reading this and please do let me know if this is helpful by clicking on the helpful button below, and feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures and I will do my best to answer it Thank you, cheers Cass

  8. Jonathan and Ashley Jonathan and Ashley says:

    I have several of these Little People, Big Dreams books for my 4 year old son, and I and he just love them They are simplified biographies of notable people, starting in childhood and going through adulthood and their most notable accomplishments Some books deal with headier subjects and people than others This biography is of Martin Luther King Jr.The book starts with Martin s early life, not being able to play at a friend s house because his friend was white, having to go to a segregated school, etc It follows Martin as he studies Gandhi s nonviolent movement in India, becomes a preacher and leads the Montgomery bus boycott It ends with the March on Washington and his I Have A Dream speech and Martin receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.The story is accompanied by engaging and colorful illustrations My son really enjoys this book and all the others The end of the book has a short detailed biography along with pictures so you can see what King really looked like It s a great book I like that the subjects of these little biographies are diverse racially, ethnicity, by gender, etc as well My only issue is that for this biography, there is so much you could add that has been left out Nothing about the Civil Rights or Voting Rights Act, nothing about his fight against the Vietnam WAr or poverty, certainly nothing about his assassination I realize it s a children s book but I think there maybe could have been someway to work the assassination in there without it being too dark It s a pretty critical part of his story Overall, though, I think it s a great introduction to MLK Jr and his life and work.

  9. AB AB says:

    This is a great introduction to MLK for kids who are ready to learn about him, but not quite ready for the full story It adeptly walks the line between not sugar coating the painful aspects of his life that led him along his journey to fight for civil rights, and not traumatizing my three and five year olds It s a tough line to walk, so I appreciate it It says just enough to get kids curious, and allows you to decide when and how much to share when, for instance, Martin gets arrested for peacefully protesting So it s a great springboard for further discussion The book ends with the I Have a Dream speech, leaving out the remainder of his tragically short life, and how it came to a violent end Obviously this is less than the full picture, but goes with that balance mentioned earlier, and allows you broach the darkest parts as needed for your children.The illustrations are cool Very cartoonish, for such a real subject And I think that helps the kids stay engaged The writing is simple, and clear, but surprisingly inclusive of advanced concepts, which is appreciated I like children s books that introduce new words and terms, as this too provides opportunities for further discussion I don t like children s books about real life figures that completely sugarcoat them, and this book doesn t I was aware of the existence of this series, but hadn t read one until now I plan to pick up a few to introduce my daughters to real life women and men who made a difference.

  10. CNH CNH says:

    I understand that this book is part of a series, but this is the first one I have seen.The book has the feel of a slender adult book There is a hard cover with a matte drawing on the front and velvet edging along the spine The pages are thick and sturdy, and the binding is strong The illustrations are matte, cartoonish but catchy and take the entire page The text is in a clear font sized to be seen but not obscure the artwork It is black but placed carefully so it can still be read There is text on the pages than you normally find in books of this size but my kids didn t seem to mind and I think it is necessary to convey the reality of history.The book briefly traces Martin Luther King Jr s childhood, his exposure to racism and realization of segregation He studied and learned as he grew to become a great preacher who could influence change in the community How he used non violent methods to protest, how he was attacked and arrested, was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize The last pages are a timeline four dates of his life His eventual assassination is not mentioned.My middle daughter likes historical non fiction and thought that this idea for younger readers was fantastic She wished it has existed when she was younger.

  11. Susan Susan says:

    This isn t our first Little People, BIG DREAMS book, and it won t be our last.My 5 year old is in preschool and they celebrated MLK Jr day this year and there were some questions.I didn t have all of the answers and I wasn t sure how to answer some of the questions in an age appropriate way.This book handled the hard questions for me.After reading this book to my daughter, so had questions but also a better understanding of what happened.This book is also a good aid in teaching her that it s not ok to make fun of or dislike someone because of something they can not change.I like how this book shows my daughter that just 1 person can make a difference and that a difference can be made through peaceful action and doesn t require fighting or yelling or tantrums.This is a book that we will read over and over again, not just on MLK Jr Day.I also learned some things about MLK Jr that I didn t know before If you found this review helpful, please click the Helpful button below.

  12. Frankie and Chet Frankie and Chet says:

    I love both the artwork and the message of this book Initially I ordered it for my six year old as he is a part of the targeted audience of the little people, big dreams books, however, I m torn about having him read it at this age I know the message is important, but he s at a point in his life where he doesn t even know that there is a difference between him and his friends of different races He knows skin color is merely that skin color I don t want to put it in his head that there is any difference I feel this will be a great reference for when he s older because again, I feel it is an important discussion but for now I don t think he needs to recognize that skin color was used as a reason to segregate people Emotionally I m not sure he could handle it and the inevitable conversation that would follow.All that aside, I feel like this is a great introductory book for older kids to learn about MLK.

  13. Miss Tinsley Miss Tinsley says:

    I am a book snob, period I have been reading my whole life so than most people or so I am told I am typically reading 2 3 novels at a time That being said I am very impressed with Little People, BIG DREAMS The readability of this book is amazing I can read this to my four year old and have a slightly complex conversation with my six year old and then in a year or so he will be able to start reading this book on his own.Art the art is lovely and simple but keeps your eyes moving to see everythingStory the story is simple enough but also complex It is honest goes on to show how the individual persevered though their individual struggles.With all that being said this is an excellent book

  14. Vlad Vlad says:

    This is a great book to teach your kids about MLK I loved the approach it took to reach a younger one using examples a younger child would understand to address complex topics like segregation It is a bit simplistic, but this is used as a feature not a con.My only complaint about it is that it doesn t address MLK death in any way I understand that it may have muddled the water, discussing death to a younger kid That being said, MLK is a martyr that lost his life for a cause and his story looses some significance when his death is not covered at all All and all, this book is worthy of a glowing review but be aware that if you want your kids to understand the whole story, you will have to be the one to wrap it up.

  15. Bart Motes Bart Motes says:

    This beautifully illustrated book provides a kid friendly introduction to Martin Luther King, Jr Presenting his journey towards becoming a civil rights leader in terms that make sense to kids MLK learned of the evils of segregation because he couldn t play with a white friend A little simplified but a good way of dramatizing the human and kid cost of racism As one might imagine, the book does not address King s assassination or other adult topics.Overall, this series of books is quite nice The books are good quality and the illustrations are nice The text is not high literature but is passable.Recommended.