Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

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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
8 Book Reviews
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  • 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
      • 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.
                • 20dianab
                  20dianabTuesday, December 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm33 stars
                  This book was okay. I had to do a report on him in fourth grade. I thought the book was interesting and wrote really well. There was a lot of stuff I didn't know but a lot of it I did. I would recomend this book to people who love nonfiction and are eager to learn about Martin Luther King Jr. I didn't think this book was as good as the other who was books. This book is also short. If you are someone who doesn't like long books, then this is a perfect fit for you. Happy reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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