Monday Children’s Book Reviews for January 16, 2012

The Alameda County Library is closed today, Monday, January 16, in honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. by Rebecca Rissman

“This book introduces readers to what it means to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and shows them why this holiday is special.”          [JE 394.261 RISSMAN]

Martin Luther King, Jr. by KaaVonia Hinton

“From the Robbie Reader What’s So Great About . . . ? series, this short biography presents the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. Telling of his childhood encounters with racial discrimination enables Hinton to introduce topics such as segregation and Jim Crow. After a chapter discussing King’s role in the Montgomery bus boycott, the book concludes with King’s acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize, his continued leadership, his death, and the national holiday created in his honor.” Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.                [JB KING]

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day : Count and Celebrate! by Fredrick L. McKissack, Jr. and Lisa Beringer McKissack

“Discusses King’s civil rights work, personal sacrifice, and legacy, including the current-day volunteer movement centered on his holiday.”          [J394.261 McKISSACK]

Martin Luther King, Jr., executive producer, Andrew Schlessinger ; produced and directed by Rhonda Fabian, Jerry Baber ; Library Video Company

Adapted from the book Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights leader, by Robert Jakoubek, published by Chelsea House. “Examines the life of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader who helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.”                            [DVD JB KING]

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