A great way to introduce your children to the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. is by sharing an age appropriate story book. Here are a few good ones:
My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris
Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. by Jean Marzollo
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
While these are all designed for young children, when I was teaching I frequently used picture books with my junior high school students, and I found it was very effective. You should be able to find all these titles at your library. If you don’t see them, ask for a recommendation. Librarians frequently pull holiday titles and display them in a special area, so you may not see them on the shelves. These are also all available in editions that are inexpensive enough that you just might consider picking one up. I am in love with Amazon Mom-any caregiver can sign up for a free trial of this program, which gets you free, two day shipping on any order (how I love my Amazon).
I’ll have ideas for what to do on MLK day in a special edition of your weekend fun list.
If you’ve got a great idea, let me know!
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