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Civil Rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. Resources

Scroll down to view Civil Rights and Martin Luther King, Jr. resources for elementary, middle, and high school students.  You may also download a hard copy of the resource list here:  MLK Contest Resource List.

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Elementary School DVD Resources:

Our Friend, Martin [DVD] / DIC Entertainment, L.P. and I.P.M. ; written by Dawn Comer and Chris Simmons ; screenplay by Dawn Comer, Chris Simmons, Sib Ventress, Deborah Pratt ; directed by Vincenzo Trippetti, Rob Smiley.

March On! [DVD] : The Day my Brother Martin Changed the World : — And More Stories about African American History / [presented by] Weston Woods ; Scholastic.[New York] : Distributed by New Video, 2010.

Martin! God Loves You [DVD] / Morning Light Media ; written by King Schoenfeld ; illustrated by Bryan Miller ; produced and directed by David Mead.Fenton, MO : Morning Light Media ; Worcester, PA : Distr. by Vision Video, 2007

Martin’s Big Words [DVD] : The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. –and more stories from the African-American tradition / Scholastic ; Weston Woods.  [Westport, Conn.] : Weston Woods ; New York : New Video Group, 2005.Martin Luther King, Jr. [DVD] / a production of Schlessinger Media, a division of Library Video Company ; produced and directed by JWM Productions.  Wynnewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2005

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day [DVD] / Schlessinger Media ; Nancy Glass Productions ; producer, Bette Hanson ; writer, Kate Youngdahl ; director, Phillip Tangel.  Wynewood, PA : Schlessinger Media, 2004.

Middle & High School Multimedia Resources:

Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years

Episode 1: Awakenings (1954-56)

Episode 2: Fighting Back (1957-62)

Episode 3: Ainʼt Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Episode 4: No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

Episode 5: Mississippi: Is This America? (1962-1964)

Episode 6: Bridge to Freedom (1965)

Episode 7: The Time Has Come (1964-1966)

Episode 8: Two Societies (1965-1968)

Black History: Lost, Stolen or Strayed – Narrated by Bill Cosby

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross – Narrated by Henry Louis Gates

Episode 4: Making a Way Out of No Way (1897 – 1940)

Episode 5: Rise! (1940 – 1968)

Episode 6: A More Perfect Union (1968 – 2013)

Elementary School Books:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / by David A. Adler ; illustrated by Colin Bootman.
by Adler, David A.; New York : Holiday House, 2001.

Un libro ilustrado sobre Martin Luther King, hijo / David A. Adler ; ilustrado por Robert Casilla ; traducción de Teresa Mlawer.
by Adler, David A.; New York, N.Y. : Holiday House, 1992.

El Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. / Mir Tamim Ansary ; traducción de Patricia Abello.
by Ansary, Mir Tamim; Chicago : Heinemann Library, 2003.

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? / by Bonnie Bader ; illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf.
by Bader, Bonnie; New York, N.Y. : Grosset & Dunlap, 2008.

¿Quién fue Martin Luther King, Jr.? / por Bonnie Bader ; ilustrado por Elizabeth Wolf ; traducido del inglés por Santiago Ochoa.
by Bader, Bonnie; New York, N.Y., USA : Grosset & Dunlap, 2012.

Martin Luther King Jr. / Terry Barber.
by Barber, Terry; Edmonton] : Grass Roots Press, 2006.

M.L.K. : Journey of a King / by Tonya Bolden ; photo editor, Bob Adelman.
by Bolden, Tonya; New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Adele Q. Brown.
by Brown, Adele Q.; Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2003.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Jonatha A. Brown.
by Brown, Jonatha A.; Milwaukee, WI : Weekly Reader Early Learning, 2005.
Free at Last! : The story of Martin Luther King, Jr. / written by Angela Bull.
by Bull, Angela; New York : Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2000.

The Cart that Carried Martin / Eve Bunting ; illustrated by Don Tate.
by Bunting, Eve; Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, 2013.

What was your Dream, Dr. King? : And other questions about Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Mary Kay Carson.
by Carson, Mary Kay; New York : Sterling Children’s Books, 2013.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : Civil Rights Hero / Anna Claybourne.
by Claybourne, Anna; Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 2002.

Martin Luther King Jr. / David Colbert.
by Colbert, David; New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 2008.

Martin Luther King Jr. / Jean Darby.
by Darby, Jean; Minneapolis, Minn. : Lerner Publications Co., 2005.

Let’s Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day / by Barbara deRubertis ; illustrated by Gershom Griffith.
by DeRubertis, Barbara; New York : The Kane Press, 2013.

Let’s Get Ready for Martin Luther King Jr. Day / by Lloyd G. Douglas.
by Douglas, Lloyd G.; New York : Children’s Press, 2003.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / David Downing.
by Downing, David; Chicago : Heinemann Library, 2002.

We March / Shane W. Evans.
by Evans, Shane; New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2012.

March On! : The Day my Brother Martin Changed the World / Christine King Farris ; illustrated by London Ladd.
by Farris, Christine King; New York : Scholastic Press, 2008.

My Brother Martin : A sister remembers growing up with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. / by Christine King Farris ; illustrated by Chris Soentpiet.
by Farris, Christine King; New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003.

Martin Luther King Jr. : A Photo-illustrated Biography / by Kathy Feeney.
by Feeney, Kathy; Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, 2002.

Lee sobre Martin Luther King, Jr. = Read about Martin Luther King, Jr. / Stephen Feinstein.
by Feinstein, Stephen; Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Elementary, 2006.

Read about Martin Luther King, Jr. / Stephen Feinstein.
by Feinstein, Stephen; Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, 2004.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : A Dream of Hope / Alice Fleming.
by Fleming, Alice Mulcahey; New York, N.Y. : Sterling, 2008.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Riley Flynn.
by Flynn, Riley; North Mankato, Minnesota : Capstone Press, 2014

Martin Luther King Jr. Day / Jill Foran.
by Foran, Jill; New York : Weigl Publishers, 2004.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / by Helen Frost.
by Frost, Helen; Mankato, Minn. : Pebble Books, 2000.

El día de Martin Luther King, Jr. : honramos a un hombre de paz / Carol Gnojewski.
by Gnojewski, Carol; Berkeley Heights, N.J. : Enslow Publishers, 2005.

Martin Luther King Jr. / Gillian Gosman.
by Gosman, Gillian; New York : PowerKids Press, 2011.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : Civil rights leader / by M.C. Hall ; illustrated by Marty Martinez.
by Hall, Margare; Edina, Minn. : Magic Wagon, 2009.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day / by Lisa M. Herrington.
by Herrington, Lisa M.; New York : Children’s Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2014.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / KaaVonia Hinton.
by Hinton, KaaVonia; Hockessin, Del. : Mitchell Lane Publishers, 2009.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : Minister and Civil Rights Leader / Brendan January.
by January, Brendan; Chicago, Ill. : Ferguson Pub., 2000.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Kitson Jazynka.
by Jazynka, Kitson; Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.

I Have a Dream / Martin Luther King, Jr. ; paintings by Kadir Nelson.
by King, Martin Luther, Jr.; New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, 2012.

What was the March on Washington? / by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Tim Tomkinson.
by Krull, Kathleen; New York : Grosset & Dunlap, 2013.

Martin Luther King Jr. / by Barbara M. Linde.
by Linde, Barbara M.; New York, NY : Gareth Stevens Pub., 2012.

Martin Luther King Jr. : Dreaming of Equality / by Ann S. Manheimer.
by Manheimer, Ann S.; Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 2005.

Martin Luther King Jr. / by Wil Mara ; consultants, Nanci R. Vargus, Katharine A. Kane.
by Mara, Wil; New York : Children’s Press, 2002.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Wil Mara ; poem by Jodie Shepherd.
by Mara, Wil; New York : Children’s Press, 2013.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Pamela McDowell.
by McDowell, Pamela; New York, NY : AVp2s by Weigl, 2014

Martin Luther King, Jr. : Man of Peace / Patricia and Fredrick McKissack.
by McKissack, Pat; Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, 2001.

Singing for Dr. King / by Angela Shelf Medearis ; illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu. by Medearis, Angela Shelf; New York : Scholastic, 2004.

I’ve Seen the Promised Land : The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Walter Dean Myers ; illustrated by Leonard Jenkins.
by Myers, Walter Dean; New York : HarperCollins, 2004.

Martin Luther King Jr. : In his Own Words / by Ryan Nagelhout.
by Nagelhout, Ryan; New York : Gareth Stevens, 2014.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day / by Marc Tyler Nobleman ; content adviser, Alton Hornsby ; reading adviser, Susan Kesselring.
by Nobleman, Marc Tyler; Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, 2005.

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Grace Norwich ; illustrated by Elisabeth Alba.
by Norwich, Grace; New York : Scholastic, 2012.

Marching for Freedom : Walk Together, Children, and Don’t you Grow Weary / Elizabeth Partridge.
by Partridge, Elizabeth; New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2009.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : [a photographic story of a life] / Amy Pastan.
by Pastan, Amy; New York : DK Pub., 2004.

A Lesson for Martin Luther King Jr. / written by Denise Lewis Patrick ; illustrated by Rodney S. Pate.
by Patrick, Denise Lewis; New York : Aladdin, 2003.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : A Man with a Dream / by Jayne Pettit.
by Pettit, Jayne; New York : Franklin Watts, 2001.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Lucia Raatma.
by Raatma, Lucia; Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, 2002.

Martin’s Big Words : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. / Doreen Rappaport ; illustrations by Bryan Collier.
by Rappaport, Doreen; New York : Jump at the Sun/Hyperion Books for Children, 2001.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day / by Dana Meachen Rau.
by Rau, Dana Meachen; New York : Children’s Press, 2001.

Martin Luther King– And the Fight for Equality / Sarah Ridley.
by Ridley, Sarah; Mankato : Sea-to-Sea, 2013.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day / Rebecca Rissman.
by Rissman, Rebecca; Chicago : Heinemann Library, 2011.

Día de Martin Luther King, Jr. / Rebecca Rissman.
by Rissman, Rebecca; Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, 2011.

Martin Luther King Jr. : una vida de determinación / por Sheila Rivera.
by Rivera, Sheila; Minneapolis : Ediciones Lerner, 2007.

Un corazón libre : Martin Luther King / José Luis Roig, Carlota Coronado.
by Roig, José Luis; Barcelona : Casals, 2010, 2001.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Anne Schraff
by Schraff, Anne E.; Irvine, CA : Saddleback Educational Pub., 2008.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Thomas Siebold, book editor.
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 2000.

Riding to Washington / Gwenyth Swain ; illustrated by David Geister.
by Swain, Gwenyth; Chelsea, MI : Sleeping Bear Press, 2008.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / by Pamela Walker.
by Walker, Pam; New York : Children’s Press, 2001.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : a King family tribute / by Angela Farris Watkins ; foreword by Andrew Young.
by Watkins, Angela Farris; New York : Abrams, 2012.

My Uncle Martin’s Words for America : Martin Luther King Jr.’s Niece Tells How He Made a Difference / by Angela Farris Watkins, PhD ; Illustrated by Eric Velasquez.
by Watkins, Angela Farris; New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2011.

Martin Luther King Jr. / Mary Winget.
by Winget, Mary; Minneapolis : Lerner Publications Co., 2003.

High School Books:

Marching to the Mountaintop : How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Final Hours
by Bausum, Ann; Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2012.

M.L.K. : Journey of a King / by Tonya Bolden ; photo editor, Bob Adelman.
by Bolden, Tonya; New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2007.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 / Robert H. Mayer, book editor.
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, 2004.

A Dream of Freedom : The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968 / Diane McWhorter ; foreword by Fred Shuttlesworth.
by McWhorter, Diane; New York : Scholastic, 2004.

Martin Luther King, Jr. : [A Photographic Story of a Life] / Amy Pastan.
by Pastan, Amy; New York : DK Pub., 2004.

Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Freedom Movement / Lillie Patterson.
by Patterson, Lillie; New York : Facts on File, 1989.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Diane Patrick.
by Patrick, Diane; New York : F. Watts, 1990.

Martin Luther King, Jr. / Thomas Siebold, book editor.
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, 2000.

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