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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death?from an assassin?s bullet?in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was?? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on December 27, 2007 by Grosset & Dunlap
ISBN-10: 0448478056
ISBN-13: 9780448478050
11 Book Reviews
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  • lovebug101
    lovebug101Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:24 pm55 stars
    Who was Martin Luther King jr? You may ask. Here I'll tell you. He was a black man who wanted ALL people to have FAIR rights. But he was special he fought peacefully! Like in Boycotts and in Speeches he still didn't get what he wanted until he died. Sad right? Later on in his life he won the Noble Peace Prize for fighting peacefully! Martin Luther King Jr is a hero. Martin's famous speech ( You most likely Know the Name!) I Have a Dream. This was one of my favorite books! To find out more amazing facts About Martin Luther King jr read his Who Was Martin Luther King j bookr!!!
    • lovebug101
      lovebug101Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 4:30 pm55 stars
      Who was Martin Luther King jr? You may ask. Here I'll tell you. He was a black man who wanted ALL people to have FAIR rights. But he was special he fought peacefully! Like in Boycotts and in Speeches he still didn't get what he wanted until he died. Sad right? Later on in his life he won the Noble Peace Prize for fighting peacefully! Martin Luther King Jr is a hero. Martin's famous speech ( You most likely Know the Name!) I Have a Dream. This was one of my favorite books! To find out more amazing facts About Martin Luther King jr read his Who Was Martin Luther King jr!!!
      • lovebug101
        lovebug101Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 2:54 pm55 stars
        The who was books are my favorite series. This book is a chapter book about Martin Luther King jr. The book has lots of pictures to look at! This book is the best Martin Luther King Jr book that I've ever read!
        • tienaaaa
          tienaaaaWednesday, June 8, 2016 at 2:42 pm
          Who would shoot him. That is like really sad. I wish that he was still alive.
          • richardforever
            richardforeverThursday, September 26, 2013 at 1:29 pm
            cool
            • 5c19
              5c19Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 3:07 pm
              He was a civil right leader
              • momoSunday, February 10, 2013 at 10:39 am
                i thought the book was really awesome
                • volleyball12364
                  volleyball12364Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm
                  Ok, I haven't exactly read this book but I've read other books like this, the bobble head people; that's what I call them anyways! I think Martin Luther King Jr. is very important and we celebrate that glory with Martin Luther King Jr. Day which is January 21? Oh well....
                  • boomzoom
                    boomzoomThursday, January 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm
                    I found this book at our school library. They all have cool bobble heads and are fun to read.
                    • lipincottThursday, January 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm
                      da teacher is having us read this book.

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