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Martin Luther King, Jr.
Contributor(s): Jazynka, Kitson
ISBN: 1426310870     ISBN-13: 9781426310874
Publisher: Natl Geographic Soc Childrens books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: December 2012
Annotation: Introduces the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
African Americans; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers; United States; Biography; Juvenile literature.
Baptists; United States; Clergy; Biography; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Social Activists
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography | Cultural Heritage
Dewey: 323.092
LCCN: 2012034595
Lexile Measure: 630
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: National Geographic Readers
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" (0.25 lbs) 48 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 155884
Reading Level: 3.9   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q63235
Reading Level: 3.5   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 2.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s): TSON JAZYNKA is an award-winning freelance writer and children's author. Her work appeals regularly in National Geographic Kids, American Girl, and Young Rider magazines, as well as the Washington Post's KidsPost. In 2011, she worked with the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation to write a book called The Making of the Memorial, a history of the creation of the memorial to Dr. King on the National Mall. Kitson also contributes to national equestrian and dog magazines including, Dog Fancy, Horse Illustrated, and Dressage Today. Her picture book, Carrot In My Pocket, was published in 2001. She currently lives with her family in Washington, DC. The author lives in Washington, DC.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
These easy-reader biographies cover major life events: birth, schooling, and adult accomplishments. Lincoln is geared toward newly independent readers; King provides more detail for confident readers. In both, simple sentences and vocabulary along with plenty of text boxes, photos, and archival images make for an energetic if busy design. King includes an index. Timeline. Glos.