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

All branches of the North Bergen Library will be closed on Friday, December 8, 2023 for staff development.