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Bausum, Ann.

Summary: Explores how the media, politics, the civil rights movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of Dr. King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death on April 4, 1968, in Memphis.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 BAU

Duncan, Alice Faye

Summary: Recounts the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his final speech to strikers the night before his assassination, and details the perseverance of strikers before and after his death.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 DUN

Stone, Nic

Summary: Writing letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., seventeen-year-old college-bound Justyce McAllister struggles to face the reality of race relations today and how they are shaping him.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC STO

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC STO

Nelson, Robin

Summary: An introduction to the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the day celebrated in his honor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2002

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.261 NEL

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1 available in Juvenile Paperback, Call number: JE NEL BASKET

Hansen, Drew D.

Summary: A riveting account of the origins and legacy of "I Have a Dream" Forty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. electrified the nation when he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. King's prophetic utterances started the long overdue process of changing America's idea of itself. His words would enter the American lexicon, galvanizing the civil rights movement,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KING, MARTIN LUTHER, JR HAN

Summary: This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Home Video 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CIT

Kendrick, Stephen

Summary: "A history of the 1960 US presidential election with a focus on the role played by the imprisonment of Martin Luther King Jr. in the wake of an Atlanta sit-in"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.0973 KEN

Swanson, James L.

Summary: "James Earl Ray and Martin Luther King, Jr. had two very different life journeys -- but their paths fatally collide when Ray assassinates the world-renown civil rights leader. This book provides an inside look into both of their lives, the history of thetime, and a blow-by-blow examination of the assassination and its aftermath."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: Y 323 SWA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 SWA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 323 SWA

Haskins, James

Summary: Presents the life, words, and principles of the noted civil rights worker through extensive quotations from his speeches and writings.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Millbrook Press 1992

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 HAS

Sokol, Jason

Summary: "On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was fatally shot as he stood on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. At the time of his murder, King was a polarizing figure--scorned by many white Americans, worshipped by some African Americans and liberal whites, and deemed irrelevant by many black youth. In The Heavens Might Crack, historian Jason Sokol traces the diverse responses, both in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 SOK

DeRubertis, Barbara

Summary: Looks at the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement in the United States and explains why the nation celebrates his birthday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Kane Press 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 DER

Swanson, James L.

Summary: Offers an inside look into the lives of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his assassin, James Earl Ray, discussing the history of the time and systematically examining the assassination and its aftermath.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Audiobooks 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 323 SWA

Lee, Sally

Summary: "Discusses the history and importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as ways that Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pebble, a Capstone imprint 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 LEE

Summary: The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Including archival footage, this film is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC KIN

Summary: Graphic novel biography of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Saddleback Educational Pub. 2008

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set Graphic Bio 741.5 King 2008

Adler, David A.

Summary: A biography of the Baptist minister who worked unceasingly for his dream of a world without hate, prejudice, or violence, and was assassinated in the attempt.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 1986

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB KING ADL

Albee, Sarah

Summary: Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR Blue KIN

Harris, Jacqueline L.

Summary: Describes the life, work, and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., proponent of change through non-violence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Watts 1983

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Kaiser, Lisbeth

Summary: "Designed specifically for preschool comprehension, a board book introduction to the influential civil rights activist and speaker chronicles his early years, religious leadership and history-shaping work to promote equality for all people"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rise 2020

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2 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: BOARD KAI

Mara, Wil.

Summary: Traces the life and achievements of the Baptist pastor who became a driving force behind the African American civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Summary: Relates an incident from the childhood of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., when his best friend's father said they could no longer play together because "colored and white can't mix!"

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2003

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAT

Bull, Angela

Summary: A biography of the civil rights leader, covering his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination, and greatest influences.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Independent Reader (Red), Call number: JBR RED BUL

Kurtz, Jane.

Summary: "In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech that proclaimed that it was time - long overdue - for all men to be treated as equals. Today his beliefs are more important than ever, and author Jane Kurtz explains Dr. King's words in language even the youngest reader can understand"--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN KUR

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: Presents an illustrated biography of the man who spent his life pursuing his dream of equality and peace and was at the forefront of the civil rights movement until his assassination in 1968.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books For Young Readers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Set I Am 921 King 2016

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