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Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Landmark Books) [Paperback]

By James T. De Kay (Author)
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Item description for Meet Martin Luther King, Jr. (Landmark Books) by James T. De Kay...

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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Item Specifications...

Studio: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages   104
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.6" Width: 5.16" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 2, 2001
Publisher   Random House Books for Young Readers
Age  4-8
ISBN  0375803955  
ISBN13  9780375803956  
UPC  090129003990  

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( K ) > King, Martin Luther
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > People, A-Z > ( L ) > Luther, Martin
3Books > Subjects > Children > Ages 9-12 > General
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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.

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