Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King

by Jean Marzollo and Brian Pinkney

This 11 1/2" by 8 1/2" picture book biography offers fresh and vibrant images of... read more

This 11 1/2" by 8 1/2" picture book biography offers fresh and vibrant images of Dr. King's life and accomplishments. An excellent selection of biographical details to interest young children makes very brief information about Dr. King's life and contributions accessible and appealing. Pinkney's lively illustrations created on scratchboard with oil pastels showcase young Martin as well as the mature leader. An author's note at the beginning explains the reason for devoting a page in a book for such young children to the assassination of the mid-twentieth century Nobel Peace Prize winning African-American leader. (Ages 3-8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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