In Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 85th Birthday
Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Librarian X
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Civil Rights Leader, by Kristine Carlson Asselin
Yesterday would have been Dr. Martin Luther King’s 85th birthday were he still alive. If you are looking for a King biography for young people, in the children’s section of the library we have several. Of recent vintage, for younger readers (gr. K-3) there is Martin Luther King, Jr.,
(2012), by Kitson Jazynka. For older grades (6-8) there is Martin Luther King, Jr.: Civil Rights Leader
(2014), by Kristina Carlson Asselin. Dr. King is also featured in the collective biography, Hand in Hand: Ten Black Men who Changed the World
(2012), by Andrea Davis Pinkney. The latter features such important figures in black history from different eras as Dr. King, Benjamin Banneker, Jackie Robinson, Malcolm X and Barack Obama. If
you have trouble finding any these, we will be happy to put them on hold for you.