Martin's Big Words Book
Martin's Big Words Book
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Martin's Big Words

Written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier

Published by Hyperion Books for Children

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This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Doreen Rappaport weaves the immortal words of Dr. King into a captivating narrative to tell the story of his life. With stunning art by acclaimed illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin’s Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America—and the world—forever.

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  • Age Range: 5-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: December 18, 2007
  • ISBN: 1423106350
  • ISBN 13: 978-1423106357
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Mom of Boys

Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.

Martin's Big Words is a great book that explains some of the big points he makes during his years of helping to end segregation. "He said, together, when others said, separate." I especially like how this book teaches such a positive way to solve problems. He focuses on love and persistence and when changes seem out of reach.


Bryan Collier

Bryan Collier has received four Caldecott Honors and six Coretta Scott King Awards. He lives with his wife and children in Marlboro, New York.

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Doreen Rappaport

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