Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.
 

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Doreen Rappaport is well known for her groundbreaking approach to multicultural history and literature for young readers. Her many books include "Victory or Death: Stories of the American Revolution; We Are The Many: A Picture Book of American Indians;" and "Martin's Big Words", winner of the Jane Addams Book Award. She and her husband divide their time between New York City and a rural village in upstate New York. Collier received the Coretta Scott King Honor for Freedom River. At age 15 he began creating artwork in his signature style His paintings have been widely exhibited.
 
Published October 1, 2001 by Hyperion Books for Children. 40 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Beginning with the startling cover, which contains only the face of Martin Luther King Jr., with his smile broad, and his eyes crinkled in laughter, this title intrigues.

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This picture-book biography provides an ideal introduction to this leader and his works. Juxtaposing original text with quotes from King's writing and speeches, Rappaport's (<EMPHASIS TYPE=

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Juxtaposing original text with quotes from King's writing and speeches, Rappaport's (Escape from Slavery) narrative offers a pastiche of scenes from King's life, beginning with his childhood experience of seeing "White Only" signs sprinkled throughout his hometown.

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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Doreen Rappaport contains a brief syno...Martin's Big Words documents important milestones in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King.

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