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Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Contributor(s): Rappaport, Doreen (Author), Collier, Bryan (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 0786807148     ISBN-13: 9780786807147
Publisher: Jump at the Sun
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Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2001

Annotation: This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America--and the world--forever.

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Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Religious (see Also Religious - Christian - Bio
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
Dewey: B
LCCN: 00040957
Age Level: 6-10
Grade Level: 1-5
Lexile Measure: 610 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Series: Big Words
Physical Information: 0.39" H x 10.24" W x 11.32" (1.10 lbs) 40 pages
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Dust Cover, Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award, Nominee, Children's, 2003
Red Clover Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2003
Monarch Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2005
Charlotte Award, Nominee, Primary, 2004
Black-Eyed Susan Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2002
Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Winner, Picture Book, 2002
Orbis Pictus Award, Honor Book, Children's Nonfiction, 2002
Caldecott Medal, Honor Book, Picture Book, 2002
Bookseller's Choice, Winner, Nonfiction, 2002
Coretta Scott King Award, Honor Book, Illustrator, 2002
Review Citations: Kirkus Review - Children 08/15/2001 pg. 1220
Booklist 10/01/2001 pg. 338
Publishers Weekly 10/08/2001 pg. 64
School Library Journal 10/01/2001 pg. 146
New York Times 11/18/2001 pg. 47
New York Times 12/02/2001 pg. 73
Black Issues Book Review 01/01/2002 pg. 80
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2002 pg. 183
BookPage 02/01/2002 pg. 30
Booklist Ed Choice Adu Bk YA's 01/01/2002 pg. 768
ALA Notable Children's Books 03/15/2002 pg. 1238
Booklist 04/01/2002 pg. 1340
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2001 pg. 185 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2002 pg. 185 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 57412
Reading Level: 3.4   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
This picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words. Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a lsit of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.
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