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Books Fit for a King

Jan 14, 2010 5:28 PM | 0 comments

Don’t let another Martin Luther King, Jr., Day go by as simply a day off work or school—delve into the profound and powerful stuff that created this amazing man and one of the most important people’s movements in history.

Why not read actual speeches by fascinating figures such as Malcolm X and John F. Kennedy, or an in-depth look at the pivotal events in Dr. King’s life that forever altered history? Non-fiction portrayals are chock full of excitement and drama, but stories and poems add their own vivid expressions of the time period. Below is a short list of books on the subject you can find at BPL.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Dream of Hope by Alice Fleming


The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation, edited by Julie Buckner Armstrong and Amy Schmidt


Martin Luther King Jr. (10 Days Series) by David Colbert


Living through the Civil Rights Movement, edited by Charles George 

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