Dr. Martin Luther King's Birthday

We have a beautiful selection of our favorite books celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on display in store and available to order.
Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780802723680
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Published: Bloomsbury USA Childrens - January 2nd, 2018

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall.

You can be a King. Beat the drum for justice. March to your own conscience.


Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781547608973
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Published: Bloomsbury Children's Books - January 11th, 2022

With poetic text and dynamic art, award-winning creators Carole Boston Weatherford and James E. Ransome use key moments from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life to inspire future generations to stand up for what's right, make the world a better place, and be a King.

You can be a King. Stamp out hatred. Put your foot down and walk tall.


Trailblazers: Martin Luther King, Jr.: Fighting for Civil Rights Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593124550
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 8th, 2020

Bring history home and meet some of the world's greatest game changers! Get inspired by the true story of the civil rights leader whose peaceful fight for justice still motivates people today. This biography series is for kids who loved Who Was? and are ready for the next level.


Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?: A Who Was? Board Book (Who Was? Board Books) Cover Image
By Lisbeth Kaiser, Stanley Chow (Illustrator), Who HQ
$7.99
ISBN: 9780593222737
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Published: Rise x Penguin Workshop - December 8th, 2020

Introducing the latest addition to the Who HQ program: board book biographies of relevant and important figures, created specifically for the preschool audience!

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Who Was? series expands into the board book space, bringing age-appropriate biographies of influential figures to readers ages 2-4.


Martin Luther King Jr. (Little People, BIG DREAMS #33) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780711245679
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Books - January 7th, 2020

In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy best-selling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Martin Luther King Jr., the inspiring minister and civil rights activist.

Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers: his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher…so maybe he’d become a great preach


Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington (Step into Reading) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781101936696
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - December 26th, 2017

Introduce children to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights movement, and the historic march on Washington with this inspiring biography! 


I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780525428527
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - January 5th, 2016

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is the 8th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.


I Have a Dream (Book & CD) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780375858871
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Published: Schwartz & Wade - October 9th, 2012

Experience history with this picture book of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconic speech, including an audio CD. This Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book will inspire young readers!


Martin Luther King Jr.: A Peaceful Leader (I Can Read Level 2) Cover Image
By Sarah Albee, Chin Ko (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9780062432759
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Published: HarperCollins - January 2nd, 2018

The life of civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is introduced in this early reader biography.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. believed it was possible to change the world with peaceful protest. His powerful words and actions helped the civil rights movement achieve many great changes. His incredible leadership is still remembered and celebrated today.


DK Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr. Cover Image
By Laurie Calkhoven, Charlotte Ager (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9781465474353
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Published: DK Children - January 8th, 2019

In this kids' biography, discover the amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr., whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world.


National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios) Cover Image
$4.99
ISBN: 9781426310874
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Published: National Geographic Kids - December 26th, 2012

The most effective method used to influence children to read is to incorporate the information that interests them the most. National Geographic Readers are educational, high-interest, and comprehensive for children. In this title, readers will learn about the fascinating life and legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Rising: Requiem For a King Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780545702539
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Published: Scholastic Press - January 2nd, 2018

With imagination and power, the award-winning Pinkney duo celebrates MLK's nonviolent struggle for civil rights -- as he transforms America through the spirit of love.

A Washington Post Best Book of the YearA Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the YearA New York Public Library Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the Year* "Unique and remarkable."


Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (A Big Words Book #1) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781423106357
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - December 18th, 2007

ThisCaldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


My First Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. Cover Image
By Marion Dane Bauer, Jamie Smith (Illustrator)
$3.99
ISBN: 9780545142335
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Published: Scholastic Inc. - December 1st, 2009

The MY FIRST BIOGRAPHY series brings the biggest life stories to the smallest readers.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a great man. His words changed the way people thought, and his actions spurred them on to change the world. With simple, lyrical text and bold, kid-friendly illustrations, this book introduces Dr. King to the youngest readers and inspires them to change the world.


My Little Golden Book About Martin Luther King Jr. Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Sue Cornelison (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780525578703
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Published: Golden Books - December 24th, 2018

Learn all about Martin Luther King Jr. Day with this Little Golden Book biography all about the civil rights leader! The perfect introduction to nonfiction for preschoolers.


A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Picture Book Biography) Cover Image
By David A. Adler, Robert Casilla (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780823408474
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 1989

An introduction to one of the most outstanding Americans of the twentieth century, perfect for young readers.


A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Cover Image
By Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780823443314
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Published: Neal Porter Books - August 27th, 2019

As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List


A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Cover Image
By Barry Wittenstein, Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780823451135
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Published: Neal Porter Books - January 18th, 2022

As a new generation of activists demands an end to racism, A Place to Land reflects on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the movement that it galvanized.

Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children
Selected for the Texas Bluebonnet Master List


What Was the March on Washington? (What Was?) Cover Image
By Kathleen Krull, Who HQ, Tim Tomkinson (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448462875
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Published: Penguin Workshop - February 7th, 2013

On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and it was this peaceful protest that spurred the momentous civil rights laws of the mid-1960s. With black-and-white artwork throughout and sixteen pages of photographs, the March is brought to life!


Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780448447230
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007

The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 


¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.? (¿Quién fue?) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780448458557
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Published: Penguin Workshop - April 12th, 2012

The famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968. This tumultuous time in history comes to life in over 100 black-and-white illustrations that celebrate of this remarkable man.


I am Brave: A Little Book about Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781984814241
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Published: Rocky Pond Books - September 10th, 2019

The littlest readers can learn about Martin Luther King, Jr., in this board book version of the New York Times bestselling Ordinary People Change the World biography.


As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King, Jr., and Abraham Joshua Heschel's Amazing March toward Freedom Cover Image
By Richard Michelson, Raul Colón (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385753876
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Published: Dragonfly Books - December 24th, 2013

MARTIN LUTHER KING, Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel. Their names stand for the quest for justice and equality.Martin grew up in a loving family in the American South, at a time when this country was plagued by racial discrimination. He aimed to put a stop to it.


We March Cover Image
By Shane W. Evans, Shane W. Evans (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250073259
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Published: Square Fish - January 12th, 2016

On August 28, 1963, a remarkable event took place--more than 250,000 people gathered in our nation's capital to participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The march began at the Washington Monument and ended with a rally at the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony.


Who Was Coretta Scott King? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Gail Herman, Who HQ, Gregory Copeland (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780451532619
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 5th, 2017

The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.


Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'round: My Story of the Making of Martin Luther King Day Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780358387268
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Published: Versify - January 4th, 2022

This brilliant memoir-in-verse tells the moving story of how a nation learned to celebrate a hero.