Showing posts with label martin luther king. Show all posts
Showing posts with label martin luther king. Show all posts

January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-4099-1
As part of its Famous African Americans series, Enslow has recently published an elementary biography about Martin Luther King, Jr.

Even though Martin Luther King's actual birthday is January 15, his life and accomplishments are celebrated on the third Monday of January.

Library ISBN: 978-0-7660-3043-5
In another Enslow title, Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, elementary readers will learn more about this man. President Reagan signed a law in 1983 making Martin Luther King, Jr., Day a national holiday. Coretta Scott (Martin's widow) formed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia. This center teaches visitors about nonviolence, and are able to read Dr. King's papers to see for themselves how he lived his life.

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January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The idea for a federal holiday in King's honor began soon after he was assassinated in 1968. Ronald Reagan signed the holiday into law in 1983, but it wasn't observed until January 20, 1986. At first, some states resisted observing the holiday but it was officially observed in all 50 states for the first time in 2000.

Enslow has two titles to help schools and libraries celebrate this holiday. Our
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Revised and Updated explains the origin of the holiday and how it is celebrated.

Count your way through Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by using our Martin Luther King, Jr., Day–Count and Celebrate title.

Students will enjoy fun ways to practice counting with this title and others in our Holidays–Count and Celebrate! series.

June 03, 2009

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Count and Celebrate!

1, 2, 3…Let’s count! How many Nobel Peace prizes did Martin Luther King, Jr., win? How many kids are holding a banner in a parade? Find out in Martin Luther King Jr., Day—Count and Celebrate! Count people, symbols, and more as you explore and learn about this fascinating holiday.

This title, by Lisa Beringer McKissack and Frederick L. McKissack, Jr. was reviewed in the 6/1/09 issue of SLJ. The full review can be found by clicking on the title link.
"This book encourages readers to count demonstrators, flags, presidents, and buttons in photographs associated with the civil rights leader. Numbers are featured as numerals labeling people and objects in the illustrations and as bold words in the text. The book discusses King's civil rights work, personal sacrifice, and legacy, including the current-day volunteer movement centered on his holiday."

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