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Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Rappaport, Doreen

An illustrated biography and chronology of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement era.  

  • Topics African American History,
    20th-Century History
  • Age Groups Late Elementary: 4-6, Middle School
  • Book Type Nonfiction
  • Awards Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award
  • Publisher Hyperion Books, 2001, New York, NY
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Award Key

Caldecott Medal
Most distinguished American picture book for children (annually).
Newberry Medal
Most distinguished contribution to American literature for children (annually).
Coretta Scott King Award
Distinguished books by authors and illustrators of African descent which promote an understanding and appreciation of the American dream (annually).
Golden Kite Award
Outstanding examples of text, illustration, fiction and nonfiction (four awards annually).
Scott O'Dell Historical Fiction Award
Outstanding work of historical fiction published by a U.S. publisher set in the New World.


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