Martin Luther King, Jr., Day: Count and Celebrate!
written by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr. and Lisa Beringer McKissack
(Enslow Elementary) 2009
Source: Cameron Park Elementary Library
Nonfiction Monday! Thank you for stopping by today.
Since today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I wanted to feature a book about Dr. King. I found this title which was published in 2009 and geared toward younger readers. It is a counting book which tells about the life of Dr. King and the purpose of the holiday honoring him. The numbers 1-10 are individually featured on a page and accompanied by a question. For example, the number seven is paired with this question, "How many kids help plant a garden?" On the opposite page is a photograph of seven kids who chose to spend their holiday volunteering by planting a garden. A paragraph long caption explains how the holiday honoring Dr. King is associated with helping others. Another page features a King family photograph and briefly explains why Coretta Scott King started the King Center in Atlanta. The back matter includes a short biography of Dr. King and how the holiday is celebrated today. Two glossaries, a bibliography, an index, and internet resources are other text features you will find in this book. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day is a great resource for introducing the life and legacy of Dr. King to preschool and kindergarten students. You can also use this book to teach nonfiction text features.
Click on the Read More link below to view Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech.
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