~I received I am Martin Luther King, Jr. for the purpose of reviewing. Opinions and stories are my own.~
With a new year comes a whole new start at reading as many books as I can for both myself and to my children for the next 365 days. I absolutely adore the Ordinary People Change the World children’s book series by Brad Meltzer and illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos. The most recent edition, I am Martin Luther King, Jr., for ages 5-8 is the eighth book in the New York Times bestselling series and it shares info about the man with the famous “I have a dream” speech.
Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.
This lively, New York Times Bestselling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each book.
Current Titles In the Series:
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Abraham Lincoln
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Amelia Earhart
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Rosa Parks
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Albert Einstein
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Jackie Robinson
- Ordinary People Change the World: I am Helen Keller
- Ordinary People Change the World: Lucille Ball
- Ordinary People Change the World:I am Martin Luther King, Jr.
This book explains the way blacks and whites were separated as children from everything to education to where they could sit on a bus and how Martin Luther King, Jr. used the power of numbers and protesting in a non-violent way to change things for the better. Each book in the series is a biography of a real person with historical significance. The illustrations are of them as a child and written in a simple way for children to understand. This is an absolutely fabulous series for kids to read because your never too young to learn about important figures that helped shape the America we have today.