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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Written by Doreen Rappaport & illustrated by Bryan Collier
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Oct 1, 2001
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5-10
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This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier’s stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor pain

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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.

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Who Wrote Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Doreen Rappaport
Doreen Rappaport
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Who Illustrated Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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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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Book Details

ISBN:
9780786807147
Publication Date:
October 1, 2001
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0786807148

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