As Martin Luther King, Jr. Day approaches, we reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words and actions. During the time of the Civil Rights Movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. served as, not only a spokesperson, but a hero working towards peace and unity among all people. On Monday, January 18, 2021 we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. and his lasting legacy.
Let’s celebrate his words and work by getting to know him better.
Books for Children:
A Ride to Remember by Sharon Langley
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by Lisa M. Herrington
March On by Christine King Farris
I Am Martin Luther King, Jr by Brad Maltzer
Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr by Bonnie Bader
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream Speech in Translation by Leslie J. Holland
Martin Luther King, Jr. And the March on Washington by Frances E. Ruffin
Child of the Dream by Sharon Robinson
Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tonya Bolden
Martin’s Dream Day by Kitty Kelley
Books for Teens:
March Book 1 through 3 by John Lewis
Chasing King’s Killer by James L. Swanson
For Every One by Jason Reynolds
A Time to Break Silence: The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Books for Adults:
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Martin Luther King, Jr.
To the Promised Land: Martin Luther King and the Fight for Economic Justice by Michael K. Honey
My Life, My Love, My Legacy by Coretta Scott King
The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement by Taylor Branch
All of the books mentioned above (and more) can be found at the North Bergen Public Library! Reserve your copy for doorside pick up today at https://www.bccls.org/