Martin Luther King, Jr.: Celebrating the Life of a Leader

On April 4th, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated after arriving in Memphis to support striking sanitation workers. But his death didn't stop his message. King's words on equality, freedom and peaceful activism inspire us to work every day at building a better world. This year, on the anniversary of his death, celebrate his life by checking out one—or all—of these books. 

If you don't know very much about the life and works of Martin Luther King, Jr., or you're looking for facts, Dream March and Martin Luther King Jr are great places to start because they share biographical information about his life. 

Be A King celebrates King's legacy by listing daily actions you can take to "be a King" based on examples from King's own life. From believing in yourself to standing up for what's right, you, too, can change the world.

In Martin Rising, 39 poems on the great civil rights leader are separated into three sections: "Daylight," "Darkness" and "Dawn." From his first breath in "Daylight," to his last breath in "Darkness," with hopeful notes on his enduring legacy in "Dawn," we get to know Martin Luther King, Jr. as a "scholar,/ preacher,/ believer,/ and teacher of what it means to dream." 

What can you do to make the world a better place? 

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