MLK Day Book List

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is coming soon, and I wanted to create something as "open and go" as possible to help families learn about Dr. King's life and mission. 

If you only have 10 minutes, watch his "I Have a Dream" speech and choose a discussion question to answer (all provided within the study). If you have more time, check out some of the recommended books from the library, do a copywork page, or brainstorm a community service project you could do as a family. It's all included in this mini guide and you can download it here: 

MLK Day Mini Unit Study

I also want to share links to my favorite picture books about Martin Luther King and also about the civil rights movement. The links below are Amazon affiliate links, so I receive a small commission if you purchase through them (without additional cost to you). However, please check your library first.

About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

  Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King by Jean Marzollo (my favorite choice for preschoolers)


About Civil Rights:

  The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
  I Am Rosa Parks by Rosa Parks and Jim Haskins
  A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson
  Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford