Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy inspires us to do better every single day. There is still work that needs to be done and the first step in anything is to educate yourself on racism in the US. Below are some books about and by Martin Luther King, Jr. along with some other reads the Bookmarks staff recommends to start the conversation. 

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Monday, January 17, 2022 - 9:00am
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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?) Cover Image
By Bonnie Bader, Who HQ, Elizabeth Wolf (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780448447230
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Published: Penguin Workshop - December 27th, 2007

The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525428527
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Published: Dial Books - January 5th, 2016

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is the 8th hero in the New York Times bestselling picture book biography series for ages 5 to 8.

A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060646912
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Published: HarperOne - April 29th, 2003

"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America Cover Image
ISBN: 9781568585987
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Published: Bold Type Books - August 15th, 2017

The National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-winning Stamped from the Beginning Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316453691
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 10th, 2020

The crucial, empowering, #1 New York Times bestselling exploration of racism—and antiracism—in America.
This is NOT a history book.
This is a book about the here and now.
A book to help us better understand why we are where we are.
A book about race.

Stamped (For Kids): Racism, Antiracism, and You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316167581
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2021


This chapter book edition of the groundbreaking #1 bestseller by luminaries Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds is an essential introduction to the history of racism and antiracism in America

RACE. Uh-oh.