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Let's Read About-- Martin Luther King, Jr (Scholastic First Biographies)

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Young readers will learn the ways that racism shaped Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early years, and how his reactions helped him become a leader who changed our world. Young readers will learn the ways that racism shaped Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early years, and how his reactions helped him become a leader who changed our world.


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Young readers will learn the ways that racism shaped Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early years, and how his reactions helped him become a leader who changed our world. Young readers will learn the ways that racism shaped Martin Luther King, Jr.'s early years, and how his reactions helped him become a leader who changed our world.

30 review for Let's Read About-- Martin Luther King, Jr (Scholastic First Biographies)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Karelle Royal

    Biography Teaches about racism. Good to use when teaching about equality & standing up for justice. Teaches about courage/bravery. Can be used to teach cause & effect. May be more suitable for 1st - 3rd grade.

  2. 5 out of 5

    carolyn

    Again, another book for children and another book well written for children to get the concept and importance to what this man did to become a leader and teach the world about equality. One day, hopefully, his dream will come true.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Codie Gates

    Another great book about Martin Luther King Jr. It is a great way to teach the things that he believed in. It teaches about racism, about equality and standing up for justice. It also teaches about courage and bravery.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gabby Breit

    This book is a biography about Martin Luther King Jr. The book quickly goes through Martin’s life starting with his childhood and the activist spokesman he becomes. I honestly was not sure how they were going to fit all of his life into a children's book, but they did a really great job of summarizing his work and all the accomplishments he did for society. The book went through his youth with his father being a minister, him noticing the “white only” signs on different buildings, his experience This book is a biography about Martin Luther King Jr. The book quickly goes through Martin’s life starting with his childhood and the activist spokesman he becomes. I honestly was not sure how they were going to fit all of his life into a children's book, but they did a really great job of summarizing his work and all the accomplishments he did for society. The book went through his youth with his father being a minister, him noticing the “white only” signs on different buildings, his experience with a white friend who was told to stop hanging out with him, him learning about racism, and Martin becoming a minister and giving speeches on equal rights. The book ends with the impact that Martin made and how his speeches still inspire people today. The book has images that are incredibly relatable to students. The images in the book are painted with what looks like water colors instead of real photos or pictures. This allows more student engagement because it seems more like a story to them and less like an informational book. I would definitely recommend this book to 3rd grade students. I actually found this book in my mentor teachers library and was super excited when I saw it. I think this would be a great book for students to read independently or read aloud. There are so many ways I could use this book in my classroom. This book could teach my students about racism and standing up for justice. I could also use this book to teach students about bravery and courage as well as cause and effect. Students could do different activities to show how his different actions had many different effects. This book should definitely be introduced to students because it teaches them about an important historical figure as well as teaching students important concepts including racism and equality.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Casey Buzzerio

    This biography is a great way to explain to students who Martin Luther King Jr was and what he did for us. The book is ideal for grades 1 and 2 because of the reading level and the vocabulary used throughout. The book has images that are relatable to students. The images in the book are painted with what looks like water colors instead of real photos or pictures. This allows more student engagement because it seems more like a story to them and less like a nonfiction text with facts and informat This biography is a great way to explain to students who Martin Luther King Jr was and what he did for us. The book is ideal for grades 1 and 2 because of the reading level and the vocabulary used throughout. The book has images that are relatable to students. The images in the book are painted with what looks like water colors instead of real photos or pictures. This allows more student engagement because it seems more like a story to them and less like a nonfiction text with facts and information. I think this book is great for students to read or listen to because it teaches them what a biography is and also teaches them about an important person in our history. You could use this book when discussing important figures in history as well as when you are teaching the genre, biography to students.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Madison

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was a nice person and brave.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebeca Simpson

    BL: 2.9 AR points: .5

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kyrie Mendonca

    Let's Read About... Martin Lurther King, Jr., First Biographies is great for Early Education. This teaches students about the adversities Mr. King faced as a child and adult in a version understandable for young learners. The story talks about how Martin could no longer play with a friend because of their color of skin. Martin was very sad! The story also reveals how Martin had self-regulation skills at age 8. Instead of fighting physically he choose to fight with his intelligence. Martin began Let's Read About... Martin Lurther King, Jr., First Biographies is great for Early Education. This teaches students about the adversities Mr. King faced as a child and adult in a version understandable for young learners. The story talks about how Martin could no longer play with a friend because of their color of skin. Martin was very sad! The story also reveals how Martin had self-regulation skills at age 8. Instead of fighting physically he choose to fight with his intelligence. Martin began studying on how he could help people change in the world, so all people could be together and have equal rights. Because of Martin's leadership the world is better!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dan Fleming

    This book is about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life had become a fixed part of American mythology for years prior to this. To many African Americans whose rights he helped expand, to many other minorities whose lives his victories touched, and to many whites who welcomed the changes his leadership brought, King's life seemed mythological even as he lived it. He is celebrated as a hero not only for the concrete legislation he enabled, but for his articulation of dreams and hopes shared by many This book is about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His life had become a fixed part of American mythology for years prior to this. To many African Americans whose rights he helped expand, to many other minorities whose lives his victories touched, and to many whites who welcomed the changes his leadership brought, King's life seemed mythological even as he lived it. He is celebrated as a hero not only for the concrete legislation he enabled, but for his articulation of dreams and hopes shared by many during an era of upheaval and change.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Natalie Traylor

    This story describes the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It is filled with many facts, starting with his birth date. The story explains how Martin grew up not understanding the inequality with black people, so he eventually led his "I have a dream" speech so everyone can be equal now. I would read this book around the time of MLK Day to remind my students the importance of treating everyone equal regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, etc. The students would write a letter addressed to MLK and This story describes the life of Martin Luther King Jr. It is filled with many facts, starting with his birth date. The story explains how Martin grew up not understanding the inequality with black people, so he eventually led his "I have a dream" speech so everyone can be equal now. I would read this book around the time of MLK Day to remind my students the importance of treating everyone equal regardless of their race, ethnicity, sex, etc. The students would write a letter addressed to MLK and say what they would say to him if he were still alive.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Rosa Cline

    These First Biographies series "Let's Read About" are great at introducing your young reader-listener to real people. This one starts with Mr King's birth and his childhood (helping children know that he was a kid like them) and then on into his adulthood and what he did for society. It does, of course, deal with segregation so an adult may have to answer questions of a child. But what a great way to open the door for discussion! A good book. These First Biographies series "Let's Read About" are great at introducing your young reader-listener to real people. This one starts with Mr King's birth and his childhood (helping children know that he was a kid like them) and then on into his adulthood and what he did for society. It does, of course, deal with segregation so an adult may have to answer questions of a child. But what a great way to open the door for discussion! A good book.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kendra.McGee

    This book is a great biography for early readers. (easy read for early learning).

  13. 5 out of 5

    Jayden

  14. 4 out of 5

    Janet

  15. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

  16. 5 out of 5

    Katy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sam

  18. 4 out of 5

    Radwa Rehan

  19. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Little

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jack

  21. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Ericajean

  23. 4 out of 5

    Amanda

  24. 5 out of 5

    Sabra Ann Rasmussen

  25. 5 out of 5

    Happy Tree Daycare

  26. 5 out of 5

    Yeidy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Michelle North

  28. 4 out of 5

    Deleonshi

    It was good!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Destiny

  30. 4 out of 5

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