Welcome to Day 5 of 365 Days of Children’s Books!
We’re 5 days in, and I hope you’re loving this series as much as I am. Children’s books are one of those topics I could talk for ages about, so I’m gearing up for the next 360 days!
I have several things planned for our Martin Luther King, Jr. study that we do each year. This book always tops our reading list.
It’s just that good.
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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.
You’ll find the bulk of suggestions in the post Martin Luther King, Jr. Unit Study Resources with Free Printables.
You’ll find video suggestions, more book recommendations, free worksheets for your 2nd-3rd graders, and more!
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!
Browse through all of the selections in 365 Days of Children’s Books!