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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Raatma, Lucia.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, [2002]

Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 50553.
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Frank E. Merriweather Library E185.97.K5 R3 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography
Frank E. Merriweather Library E185.97.K5 R3 2002 Juvenile Non-Fiction Biography

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A biography of Martin Luther King Jr. that highlights some important events in the life of the man who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent support of civil rights.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-These biographies include all the basic facts that most students need for reports, but they do not bring the subjects to life. The writing is dry, and there is no more information here than can be found in a collective biography or encyclopedia. Also, the books do not give readers a sense of American life during the mid-20th century. Kennedy is worse than King. Once JFK has entered politics, the chronology jumps around and is difficult to follow. There are statements that are not quite right but not totally wrong-and it seems inappropriate to say that the president was murdered, instead of assassinated. On the other hand, King offers some sense of the man and his desire and hopes for an end to racism. Both books are full of mainly black-and-white photographs-many of them well known and representative of the men; others do not seem to have a point. The glossaries have an odd assortment of words-"college," "minister," "elected," "Peace Corps," etc. Barely serviceable additions.-Susan Lissim, Dwight School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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