Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial : a stone of hope

by Mattern, Joanne, 1963-

Format: Print Book [2018]
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 975.3 M431
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Children Non Fiction
Call Number  J 975.3 M431
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 975.3 M43
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 975.3 M43

History recognizes the leadership and voice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to the civil rights movement in 1960s America. A 30-foot tall statue of Dr. King gazes into the future full of hope for all humanity. His words of peace are carved in the walls of the monument as a reminder to all Americans of the power of peaceful protest. Learn all about the first national memorial to an African American.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Completed in 2011 in Washington, D.C., the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial honors the man's life, words, and legacy. In presenting the topic for children, Mattern initially discusses Dr. King's background and his work in the civil rights movement. Next, she reports on the process of creating and dedicating the memorial. Finally, Mattern describes the experience of visiting it. Because more than half the book's space is devoted to illustrations, mainly color photos, only two or three paragraphs of text appear on each double-page spread. The writing is competent, if sometimes repetitive. Archival black-and-white photos illustrate the historical information, while colorful shots offer some attractive views of the memorial. From the Let's Celebrate America series, here's a serviceable introduction to a topic that's underrepresented on library shelves.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Mattern, Joanne, 1963- Let's celebrate America.
Subjects King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Statues -- Juvenile literature.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Statues.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial (Washington, D.C.) -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Publisher South Egremont, MA :[2018]
Audience 008-012.
Language English
Notes Includes a glossary and references for additional reading.
"Core content classroom."--Cover.
Description 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781634402279
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