The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore is a simple but accurate account of his life, beginning with his childhood. Kids will learn that King excelled in school, became a minister, and worked to end segregation in America. With only about 200 words and accompanied by watercolor illustrations, this board book is a wonderful introduction for children ages 2 to 5 years on Martin Luther King Jr.'s life.
An approachable way to introduce young children to this civil rights trailblazer.
Johnny Ray Moore is a poet and childrens author. His other books include Meet Martin Luther King Jr. and But Still, We Dream (a novel in verse). Johnny is a graduate of the Institute of Childrens Literature and a member of the Society of Childrens Book Writers and Illustrators. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife and three daughters.