Welcome to Day 8 and welcome back to 365 Days of Children’s Books! I’ve started this series 3 different times now, and I figured out why I can’t keep it going: I keep thinking that the 365 days have to encompass a one year span.
I learned something very important after adding our 5th child almost 4 years ago, and that is I can’t make blog promises. I just can’t meet them.
Being a wife, mother, and homeschool mom take the majority of my time and mental energy, and they will always remain my top priorities. If that means that I can’t consistently publish these posts about our tried and true favorite books, well, so be it. 🙂
My goal is to publish one and maybe two of these posts a week, but we shall see what really happens! I will be as surprised as you if I’m able to be consistent this time!
On to the book for Day 8!
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World by Christine King Farris is a book we own and read each year. When all of my children were in elementary and/or preschool, we studied Dr. King each year.
You’ll find the resources we used here: Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit Study Resources with Free Printables.
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March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
Author: Christine King Farris
Illustrator: London Ladd
March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World is an amazing account of Martin Luther King’s infamous speech at the March on Washington in August 1963.
Because I wasn’t alive during that time, I can’t fully understand what that event was like, but this book brings my children and me one step closer.
Christine King Farris, Dr. King’s sister, recounts the story in fine detail, focusing on Dr. King toiling over his speech, making sure that each word conveyed the message he wanted his listeners to hear.
The emotion of this book captures the reader, and you can’t put it down! It’s powerful, to say the least.
If you and your kiddos are studying Dr. King, this is a must read.
Martin’s words were as loud as thunder. When he spoke, I could feel myself filling with pride. Not the “chesty” pride that Mother Dear and Daddy always warned us against, but the kind of pride that comes from seeing your very own brother touch so many people in such a big way.
Creating a Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit Study
I have many MLK resources here at Mama’s, and you’ll find the bulk of those in this post → Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit Study Resources with Free Printables.
You’ll find video suggestions, more book recommendations, free worksheets, and more for your 1st through 4th graders.
Also make sure you don’t miss the Martin Luther King, Jr. Blank Writing pages.
There’s also a Martin Luther King, Jr. Color by Number included in the Color By Number January set!
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