All About Martin Luther King, Jr.

All About Martin Luther King, Jr.


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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was one of the most influential leaders in American history. After completing his studies as a young adult, he began leading Civil Rights marches and giving powerfully influential speeches to Americans such as his I Have a Dream speech. Martin's hope was that all Americans would come together to work for freedom and equality. Through struggles and oppositions, Martin transformed his dream of equality into a law of equality and integration. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the course of history and the lives of millions of Americans, his influence is still felt today and he is forever regarded as an American hero.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681570914
Publisher: Blue River Press
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Series: All About
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,220,356
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.90(d)
Lexile: 1010L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 13 Years

About the Author

Author Todd Outcalt is a pastor, writer, husband and father. He has written for adults, children, cancer patients, and persons with disabilities. He lives in Brownsburg, Indiana with his wife and enjoys reading, kayaking, and hiking.

Interior illustrator Amber Calderon is a young artist with a Studio Art degree from DePauw University. Amber has found a deep fondness for digital art and drawing. Much of her interest in making art is rooted in replicating, understanding, and manipulating the world around her.

In every All About portrait, Jennifer Mujezinovic aims to embrace her own style, connect with readers, and reveal a bit of the personality of each subject. Jenn lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Crowing Up 1

2 College Bound 11

3 Martin Becomes a Leader 23

4 Marching Toward Freedom 35

5 To Birmingham 43

6 On to Washington, D.C. 53

7 A Year to Remember 61

8 The March from Selma to Montgomery 69

9 Martin's Final Days 79

10 The Power of Dr. King's Words 91

Select Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. 101

Martin Luther King, Jr. Timeline 104

World Timeline 105

Glossary 108

Bibliography 111

Index 113

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