Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Doreen Rappaport

Reading Level: Late Elementary School, Middle School
Genre: Non Fiction
Awards: Caldecott Medal,Coretta Scott King Award
Publisher: Hyperion Books 2001

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An illustrated biography and chronology of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement era.

Award Key

Caldecott Medal

Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).

Coretta Scott King Award

Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).

Golden Kite Award

Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).

Newbery Medal

Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).

Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award

Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.