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January is the month we set aside to remember a brave man. Help kids learn about his achievements with these books about Martin Luther King Jr.

the best books about martin luther king jr

The third Monday in January is set aside to remember the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Books about Martin Luther King Jr are my favorite way to introduce this remarkable man to kids. Check out my favorite books about Dr. King.

Martin’s Big Words

This picture book is perfect for young readers. I like this book because it includes some of Martin Luther King Jr’s most famous quotes. The message that you can be anything you set your mind to will resonate with everyone.

I Have a Dream

Another great picture book of Dr. King’s most famous speech. This book brings to life his powerful message of equality to the youngest of learners.

A Place to Land

There are a lot of books about Martin Luther King Jr and his famous speech, but have you ever wondered how that speech came about? A Place to Land teaches kids about the process Dr. King and his team went through to get the final speech we all know.

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr?

The Who Was books was one of my favorite series to share with my students in the classroom. I plan to share these books with my own child at home. This book celebrates the vision and legacy of an incredible man.

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National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King Jr.

National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In Martin Luther King Jr. kids will learn about the fascinating life and legacy of this important civil rights leader.

My First Biography: Martin Luther King Jr.

Simple yet power picture book illustrating the impact Dr. King had on our country’s laws.

Books About Martin Luther King Jr. for Older Kids

Martin Luther King Jr.: Great Civil Rights Leader

This biography written in a graphic novel format is perfect for older kiddos to learn more about the life and times of Dr. King. And, Young readers will enjoy listening to their parents while checking out the pictures.

Show Me History: Martin Luther King Jr.

This graphical biography tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. who was one of the most important leaders of the Civil Rights Movement.