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Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

January 15,2011
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

With a great board book!

 

There are many good books out there to teach your children about the life and achievements of Martin Luther King but this book The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore  caught my eye because it's targetted to younger children.  Explaining who Martin Luther King Jr. was and what he accomplished is no easy task but this book is a great start. The text answers simple questions with clear but easy to understand answers . It cover the basics about his life, his fight for civil rights and what segregation was like. The book itself is a great guide for parents who aren't sure how to explain segregation and why we celebrate to a young child. 

Grab this book, sit down with your child and explain who this great man was and what his dream meant.