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Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
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Jul 18, 11

This book tells the story of Martin Luther King, Jr. It begins when Martin is a little boy and sees signs that say “Whites only”. Martin’s mother continues to tell Martin “you are as good as anyone”. Raised by two loving parents Martin builds a love for people, and for all kinds of people. The story continues the life as Martin when he grew up and became a minister just like his father.
Martin also was always with the people; if they were on strike so was he. He walked with the people after Rosa Parks was arrested and the black people protested for equal rights. Martin walked with the people for ten years all over the South and taught them that anger and violence was not the answer. Martin’s answer was “love is the key to the problems of the world”.
More and more Americans followed the ways of Martin. Martin gave his speech of having a dream that the white and black people would merge together. The book ends with his death in 1968.

The composition of this picture book is visual effective towards the historical points the author was illustrating and explaining.

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