Martin Rising: Requiem for a King

Book review by Jan Carr, Common Sense Media
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age 9+

Powerful poems examine the final months of MLK's life.

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age 15+

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age 16+

It struggles to put racism as "kid friendly" but is well made!

age 14+


10+: mild racism

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