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I Am Martin Luther King, Jr.: Ordinary People Change the World

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kid-friendly bio a strong, accessible intro to King's life.

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The lively style and kid's-eye view of history as it happened make this brief first-person biography engaging and accessible to young readers. Kids who wonder what life in the segregated South was like or why there's a holiday in King's name will get a better understanding of both from this visually appealing book.

Illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos' cartoony style and comics-like layout, complete with speech balloons, make it easy to read, even though it deals with serious issues and complex history.

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