Another book that somewhat normalizes Martin Luther King, Jr. (see My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. above), My Brother, Martin spends a lot of time focusing on the normalcy of his childhood (playing pranks, practicing piano, etc). Farris also introduces us to the moment she remembers her brothers learning of the injustice and cruelty in the world, just because of colors of skin. The bulk of this book introduces us to Dr. King as a child, with just a few pages of overview of how he got into the work he did as an adult. Ages 6-12 (this one’s long, so it’s harder to go younger here).
Jan 12, 2021