So, here at My Kidz Bookshelf we'd like to acknowledge a person that truly changed the way others thought. It takes a remarkable individual to do that and we want to make sure that we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with this post.
If you have a young reader in your house, here are some wonderful books that do a great job of showing who Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was and what he did.
5 Books that Highlight Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, contributions and impact on the future!
1. Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier
3. Martin Luther King, Jr. was actually a fan of Star Trek!
King convinced Nichelle Nichols- the actress who played Uhura- to stay on the show.
She was planning on leaving the show in favor of a part on Broadway, but met Martin Luther King Jr. by chance at a fundraiser, and he convinced her of the importance of being in a lead role which was unrelated to race.
Star Trekwas also the only show he allowed his children to stay up late to watch!