One thing that has always been important to me is teaching children about diversity and acceptance. I was lucky to grow up in a very diverse area for my later childhood years. Our kids have been in different areas culturally but never an area where they experience a large verity at once. I am a firm believer in the wonderful teachings of Martin Luther King Jr and proud to teach my children about how he led the way to us all having the opportunities we have now.
As the children age we are beginning to talk more about the tough subjects. Before diving into the truly ugly history we are taking some time to focus on the wonderful things that change the world for the better. This book list on Martin Luther King Jr is a great jumping point as the celebration of this wonderful man comes up.
Martin Luther King Jr book list for kids
Leveled readers are great for the kids to find a book they can handle. This National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. Readers Bios is perfect for my 7-year-old. Covers the history of Martin Luther King Jr at a reading level that does not stress him out.
There’s a reason Martins Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. has received so many awards. This great book really hits hard on this amazing man in a way kids can understand.
Even though we are going over a tough subject picture books are still very appropriate for teaching I am Martin Luther King, Jr. Ordinary People Change the World is great for showing the kids that anyone can make a difference.
I love Scholastic books. In fact I got my teacher account set up a good 9 years ago. I may have a book problem… My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. is a classic and just perfect to celebrate this amazing man.
I love these who is biographies. They make learning about great people in history colorful and fun. Check out Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?
IT’s truly time to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr and his amazing contributions to our society. Snag the Scholastic classic Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. to celebrate his birthday with your kids.
Nothing like hearing the famous speech right from the mouth of the great man that sp[oke them with this I Have a Dream Book & CD