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Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2018- January 10, 2018

10 Jan

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Be a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and YouBe a King: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Dream and You by Carole Boston Weatherford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

First of all, I’ve got say this book started off strong even before the story started with wonderful quotes by Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The picture book follows two storylines with the current day plot of a classroom working on an MLK Day project drawing parallels in King’s own life via the lessons being learned. The artwork too is cleverly alternated between two different styles to mimic the dual narrative. The text would be great as an oral presentation with a group repeating the chorus of “You Can Be a King.”

I Am Harriet TubmanI Am Harriet Tubman by Brad Meltzer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We received an oversized promotional copy of this book for the store and, it seemed fitting, because Harriet Tubman was such a larger than life person that people should know about. And, that’s why I’m so happy that the Ordinary People Change the World series exists. They are a great way for kids to meet who we consider heroes but were just like them. It’s also a great way to discuss what makes a hero a hero and what skills we can nurture in ourselves that can make us extraordinary.

Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  and the March on Washington (Step into Reading)Dream March: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the March on Washington by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great introductory read into three rather big topics: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the March on Washington, and the Civil Rights Movement. Will leave readers inspired and want to learn more. What really stood out for me was the art work.

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3 responses to “Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge #NFPB2018- January 10, 2018

  1. Lindsay Maeve

    January 10, 2018 at 6:39 am

    These books look great! I’m excited to add the one about Harriet Tubman to my reading and book review list. Glad I bumped into your site, thanks for the recommendations.

     
  2. lindabaie

    January 10, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I’ve requested Be A King from the library, Earl, and thanks for sharing Dream March. I’ll try to find it for the granddaughters!

     
  3. Michele

    January 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    We’ve got some matching books this week! I did not know Be a King was going to be written like that – it’s one of the first books I’ve seen that brings all of Martin’s work to a level that is understandable and applicable to kids today!

     

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