Monday, October 30, 2006
Martin's Big Words, by Doreen Rappaport
This biography of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. uses words from his actual speeches and writing to tell the story of his life. Some of the words are repeated throughout the text, making it both accessible and enjoyable for younger audiences. The illustrations further this theme--making Martin Luther King into a character that is friendly, loving and accessible to very young children. While I believe this book is successful at what it aims to accomplish, I think it vital that children of all ages be given more comprehensive information after such a beautiful, but simple, introduction to Martin Luther King.