Item description for Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Landmark Books) by James T. De Kay...
Overview Discusses the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr., his struggle to gain equality for all Americans, regardless of ethnic background, and his use of peaceful resistance as an effective measure. Reissue.
Publishers Description Illus. with black-and-white photos. This revised edition of the popular Random House "Step Up(TM) Biography" of the great civil-rights leader and advocate for peaceful resistance now includes new text and additional dynamic photos. Reading level: 2.2.
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Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2001
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN 0375803955 ISBN13 9780375803956 UPC 090129003990
Reviews - What do customers think about Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Landmark Books)?
what? Feb 8, 2006
Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. Landmark Books, by James T. De Kay 104 pages, Biography
Meet Martin Luther King, was a very interesting book. I know that this book has been used by the Princeton Review to help teach nonreaders to read. While the topic is great and the effort is even better, I feel that this may not be the best book for such an important activity. The book is clearly stated as being for a fourth grade audience; however the sentence structure is more along the line of a pre-school level. The use of punctuation is horrible and just flat out wrong. I don't know if a comma was used in the entire book. I just know that if I had a fourth grade son or daughter, or a high school senior for that matter, I would prefer they learn sentence structure and language a bit better than this book portrays. As previously mentioned the ideas portrayed in this book are wonderful. The struggles that were going on at the time are exemplified through the great efforts of Martin Luther's life long battles to help eliminate discrimination. The portrayal of the life of Dr. King, while shown through a fine lined pen, is very useful in illustrating the major points of his life. I feel the purpose of the book is met, and the story is told. Also, the fact that the book is readable to a fourth grader is helpful in teaching the nonreaders of our country. Depending on your purpose as a reader this may or may not be the book for you. It is a one sided illustration of the life and a poor level of writing at the same time. I would hope that there are better and more complete illustrations of Martin Luther King Juniors' life.
WOW! I can't believe what my child learned. Aug 5, 2001
We have read a lot of biographies, but this one was different. I don't really know why. My son, 6, was captivated by this book. He now devours EVERYTHING he hears about Martin Luther King, Jr. My son learned about a man like himself in many ways who experienced difficulties and fought unfair laws just because of his color. He also learned about a man named Gandhi and the influence he had on Dr. King. I was so impressed by the impression that this book made on my son. And he recognized scenes from the book when we watched the movie "KING." Rarely does any book have this much impact on a young child. It definitely deserves 5 stars.
Great Bio for Kids Aug 18, 2000
This is the perfect biography for kids around 8-12 years old to read. It has lots of information and is a little more advanced than a Martin Luther King biography you would find in a first grade classroom would be.This would also be a great book to read if a child has to do a report.