Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to shine the spotlight on the latest book in the “Ordinary People Change the World” picture book series by Brad Meltzer & Christopher Eliopoulos: “I am Martin Luther King, Jr.” Watch for our review coming soon in February, 2016!
About the Book
Title: I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) | Author: Brad Meltzer | Illustrator: Christopher Eliopoulos | Publication Date: January 5, 2016 | Publisher: Dial Books | Pages: 40 | Recommended Ages: 5 to 8
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
Even as a child, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shocked by the terrible and unfair way African-American people were treated. When he grew up, he decided to do something about it—peacefully, with powerful words. He helped gather people together for nonviolent protests and marches, and he always spoke up about loving other human beings and doing what’s right. He spoke about the dream of a kinder future, and bravely led the way toward racial equality in America.
This lively, New York Times Bestselling biography series inspires kids to dream big, one great role model at a time. You’ll want to collect each book.
The Buzz About the Book
“I Am Martin Luther King, Jr is an absolutely wonderful picture book about a man who inspired so many.” ~ 5 Stars, Stacie T., Amazon
“Excellent and moving book that allows the life of MLK and the civil rights movement to be experienced in a way that’s easy for children to understand.” ~ 5 Stars, Ryan R., Amazon
“The story is relevant for the whole family (ages 8 – adult in our house) and has quickly become a favorite. ” ~ 5 Stars, Kelly D., Amazon
About the Author: Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times Bestselling author of Heroes for My Son, Heroes for My Daughter, and a number of suspense novels for adults. He is also the host of the History Channel television shows Brad Meltzer’s Decoded and Lost History. He lives in Florida with his wife and their three children.
About the Illustrator: Christopher Eliopoulos
Christopher Eliopoulos began his illustration career as a letterer for Marvel, and has worked on thousands of comics, including Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, Pet Avengers, and Cow Boy, all of which he wrote and illustrated. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their identical twin sons.