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Former 3rd grade teacher turned mother of 2, sharing book recommendations

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I Have a Dream book
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Kadir Nelson
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6.1
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The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read book
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Rita Lorraine Hubbard, Oge Mora
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Snow Globe Wishes book
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Stumpkin book
23
Lucy Ruth Cummins
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4.8
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Yellow Time book
15
Lauren Stringer
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All Around Bustletown: Fall book
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Stumpkin book
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Lucy Ruth Cummins
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4.8
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The Kindness Club: Designed by Lucy book
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Courtney Scheinmel
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Someone New book
18
Anne Sibley O'Brien
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3.5
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Lubna and Pebble book
19
Wendy Meddour, Daniel Egneus
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5.0
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Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon book
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Patty Lovell, David Catrow
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6.0
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Jabari Jumps book
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Gaia Cornwall
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5.8
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My Brother Martin book
5.0
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My Brother Martin
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
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-11
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$8.99
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$7.64
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$5.79
Used $1.30
Prices as of May 15
A Place to Land book
5.0
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A Place to Land
Written by Barry Wittenstein & illustrated by Jerry Pinkney
While there are tons of picture books about Martin Luther King, Jr., many of them focus on the March on Washington and his “I Have a Dream” speech… And for good reason, for sure. But, I have to admit, I don’t love all of them… I love Nelson’s illustrated version of the iconic words above, and I love Wittenstein’s behind-the-scenes account of the days and minutes leading up to that speech, as well as the insight into the friends and advisors who helped Martin through his writing process. Be sure to read the notes from the author and artist, as well as the brief bios of his Willard Hotel Advisors and other influential voices at the March on Washington. Ages 7-10.
Jan 12, 2021
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Recommend Ages: 7-10
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$18.99
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$16.14
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$15.59
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. book
7.0
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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Written by Doreen Rappaport & illustrated by Bryan Collier
If I Am Martin Luther King, Jr. is my girls’ favorite book on this list, then Martin’s Big Words is probably mine. Lyrically written and stunningly illustrated, you’re definitely going to wand to read this one! Rappaport masterfully intertwines her narratives with actual quotes from Dr. King as she walks us through his life, from childhood until his assassination (yes, this one does directly tell readers he was shot). Be sure to read the Author’s and Illustrator’s Notes, and check out the informational backmatter. Ages 5-9.
Jan 12, 2021
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Recommend Ages: 5-10
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$17.99
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$15.29
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$16.18
Used $1.98
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