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MARTIN’S BIG WORDS

Author: Doreen Rappaport
Illustrator: Bryan Collier

Grades: K - 7
Lexile®: AD410

Guided Reading Level: K

Release Date: 2002

Themes: Biography;History and Government;African-American;Tolerance and Respect
 
Using quotes from some of his beloved speeches, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. comes to life in stunning collage art and vibrant watercolor paintings in this profound and important biography about beliefs and dreams and following one's heart. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his own words, will inspire and affect you, too.

Reviews:
"Lynn Whitfield's sensitive and stirring narration is enriched with audio clips of Mahalia Jackson's powerful song, crowd noises, and clips from MLK's speech. Music by Michael Bacon sets the tone for the film and seamlessly accomodates songs of the era." - ALA Notable Video Committee
"Whitfield's heartfelt narration makes the remarkable day fresh again for young listeners. Selections from King's speech and from freedom songs add to the production." - AudioFile
"Michael Bacon's evocative musical score, lovely and triumphant, enhances the program." - Booklist
"This inspiring production merits a place in all libraries." - School Library Journal
"...combines artwork with archival B&W stills to recreate this historic event. Recommended." - ***, Video LIbrarian

Awards:
ALA Notable Recording;Caldecott Honor Book;Coretta Scott King Honor Book;ALA Notable Book;Storytelling World Award

 
 
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Hardcover Book/CD

Item #: WHCD612
ISBN: 9781555921330
Read-Along Feature


10:00 $29.95
Paperback Book/CD

Item #: WPCD612
ISBN: 9780545152518
Read-Along Feature


10:00 $18.95
5 Paperbacks/1CD Package

Item #: WPKG612CD
ISBN: 9780545152563
Read-Along Feature


10:00 $38.75
Audio CD

Item #: WCD612RA
ISBN: 9781555929343
Read-Along Feature


10:00 $12.95
Hardcover Book

Item #: WHB612
ISBN: 9780786807147


$17.95
Paperback Book

Item #: WPB612
ISBN: 9781423106357


$6.50
Read-Along highlights each word as it is narrated.
 
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