Monday, January 21, 2013
Best Picture Books about Martin Luther King, Jr.
There's a rich variety of books available on Dr. King, aimed at all ages, yet it was not difficult to choose which books I wanted to highlight. Here are some of my favorites, although I was not able to read them all at the storytime.
My Uncle Martin's Big Heart, by Angela Farris, illustrated by Eric Velasquez (Abrams, 2010). This warm-hearted picture book tells Dr. King's life told from the perspective of his young niece. Dr. King comes through as a family man, Uncle M.L. who loved to laugh, not just an icon of the Civil Rights movement.