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Read Right Now! Martin Luther King Jr.

Read Right Now! Martin Luther King Jr.
Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. ReadingRainbow
Watch A Picture Book of Martin Luther King Jr. Read by LeVar Burton – Reading Rainbow Story Time. A biography of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader whose philosophy and practice of nonviolent civil disobedience helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.

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Read 1956 Martin Luther King “Montgomery Story” Comic Book published by The Fellowship of the Reconciliation.

The words in this book are the words from Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech which he delivered on August 28, 1963 during the March on Washington. Marchers came from all over to gather in front of the Lincoln Memorial. A lot more people watched the march and heard this speech on television.

The paintings in the book were done by Kadir Nelson. The book was named a 2013 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award Honor Book.

Explore the books & links below to watch the speech itself or find out more about why the March on Washington was so important.


Websites:


Books about The March on Washington & “I Have a Dream”

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MartinMarch Dream

Books about Martin Luther King Jr.

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Daddy MLK3 UncleMartin BigHeart
ReadDream Riding Love Will See You Through True Martin Luther King Jr

 

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Book Recommendations by: Janet Spaulding, Selection Services

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Staff Pick: From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Staff Pick: From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basel E. Frankweiler

Having run away with her younger brother to live in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, twelve-year-old Claudia strives to keep things in order in their new home and to become a changed person and a heroine to herself. Newbery Medal winner, 1968.

“Growing up, I loved FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS BASIL E FRANKWEILER. I could relate to twelve year old Claudia, who feels like nothing is her very own, so, she decides to do something about it. With her younger brother Jamie, Claudia runs away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. There, they establish a routine: hiding from the museum guards by standing on the restroom toilets, bathing in the fountain, and sleeping in famous people’s beds. Claudia discovers a mystery that she gets to solve, finally finding something that is hers alone. This book is a Newbery Award winner for its exceptional writing.”

Recommended by: Karen Perry – Franklin Road Library

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2016 Pura Belpre Medal Winners

2016 Pura Belpre Medal Winners

Enchanted Air

 

The Pura Belpré Award, established in 1996, is presented annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays, affirms, and celebrates the Latino cultural experience in an outstanding work of literature for children and youth. The Medal is named after Pura Belpré, the first Latina librarian at the New York Public Library.

2016
Narrative Winner: Margarita Engle, Enchanted Air

Narrative Honor: David Bowles, The Smoking Mirror
Narrative Honor: Meg Medina, Mango, Abuela and Me

 

 

 

 

Illustrator Winner: Rafael Lopez, The Drum Dream GirlDrum Dream Girl
Illustrator Honor: Antonio Castro L., My Tata’s Remedies
Illustrator Honor: Angela Dominguez, Mango, Abuela, and Me
Illustrator Honor: Duncan Tonatiuh, Funny Bones

 

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2016 Coretta Scott King Award Winners

2016 Coretta Scott King Award Winners

Gone Crazy in AlabamaThe Coretta Scott King Award is given in January each year to one African American author and one African American illustrator for outstanding books that promote understanding and appreciation of the culture of all peoples.

The award is designed to commemorate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to honor Mrs. Coretta Scott King for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood.

2016
Author Winner: Gone Crazy in Alabama, Rita Williams-Garcia

Author Honor: All American Boys, Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Author Honor: The Boy in the Black Suit, Jason Reynolds
Author Honor: X: a Novel, Ilyasah Shabazz with Kelka Magoon

 

 

 

 

Trombone Shorty

Illustrator Winner: Trombone Shorty, illustrated by Bryan Collier
Illustrator Honor: The Book Itch, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
Illustrator Honor: Last Stop on Market Street, illustrated by Christian Robinson

 

 

 

 

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2016 Caldecott Medal Winner: Finding Winnie by Sophie Blackall

2016 Caldecott Medal Winner: Finding Winnie by Sophie Blackall

 

Finding WinnieFinding Winnie: A woman tells her young son the true story of how his great-great-grandfather, Captain Harry Colebourn, rescued and learned to love a bear cub in 1914 as he was on his way to take care of soldiers’ horses during World War I, and the bear became the inspiration for A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh.

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