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Martin's big words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Doreen Rappaport ; illustrations by Bryan Collier.

By: Rappaport, Doreen.
Contributor(s): Collier, Bryan [ill.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, c2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0786807148 (trade); 9780786807147 (trade); 078682591X (library); 9780786825912 (library); 1555929346 (CD); 9781555929343 (CD).Subject(s): King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Juvenile literature | King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968 -- Quotations -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Baptists -- United States -- Clergy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Martin's big words.; Online version:: Martin's big words.DDC classification: 323/.092 | B Awards: Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2002. | Caldecott Honor Book, 2002.Summary: A brief biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest figures in the American civil rights movement.
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A brief biographical sketch of Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest figures in the American civil rights movement.

Coretta Scott King Honor, illustrator, 2002.

Caldecott Honor Book, 2002.

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Gr 3-5-Collier combines his distinctive watercolor-and-collage art with Rappaport's uncluttered text to sum up King's life and work. Each two-page spread begins with a short paragraph about King and his crusade for civil rights, followed by a powerful sample of his own words set in oversized, boldface type. Both portions of the succinct text work together to emphasize the leader's courage, commitment, and, ultimately, sacrifice without sensationalizing his death. King's assassination during the 1968 Memphis garbage strike is summed up in just two short sentences: "On his second day there, he was shot. He died." The book concludes with a reassuring reminder that his words are immortal. Rappaport advises readers to use "Martin Luther King" as the search term to find more than 200 Web sites dedicated to King and the civil rights movement. Both author and illustrator preface the book with brief notes to explain specific aspects of King's life and death that inspired them in their collaboration. The result is a stunning, reverent tribute.-Catherine Threadgill, DeKalb County Public Library, Atlanta, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Doreen Rappaport 's nonfiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of the Washington Post ?Children's Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of nonfiction. Among her many award-winning biographies are Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. , illustrated by Bryan Collier, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner; and Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln , illustrated by Kadir Nelson, the Library of Virginia's Whitney and Scott Cardozo Award winner, a CCBC Best Book of the Year, and an IRA Teachers' Choice. Doreen lives in upstate New York. Visit her at www.doreenrappaport.com. <br> <br> Bryan Collier is an American writer and illustrator known best for illustrating children's books. He won both the Coretta Scott King Award, as illustrator, and the Ezra Jack Keats New Illustrator Award for UPTOWN, the first book he both wrote and illustrated. He has won six King Awards as illustrator and he is a four-time Caldecott honor recipient. For his lifetime contribution as a children's illustrator, Collier is U.S. nominee for the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2014.

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