The award-winning biography of
civil rights icon and leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
When Martin was growing up he saw the signs WHITE ONLY everywhere in
his hometown. Every time he read the words, he felt bad. Until he
remembered what his mother told him:
"You are as good as anyone."
When Martin grew up, he became a minister like his father. And he used
the big words he had heard as a child from his parents and from the
"Everyone can be great."
And he was.
To tell the story this great American hero's life and times, Doreen
Rappaport weaves her words and the "big words" of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., into a captivating, emotional narrative. Illustrated by
acclaimed artist Bryan Collier with stunning, shimmering collage art, Martin's Big Words
is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America, and
the world, forever.
Caldecott Honor Book (2002)
Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book (2002)
Magazine Best Book (2001)
New York Times Book
Best Illustrated Children's Book (2001)
Martin's Big Words
The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Doreen Rappaport
illustrated by Bryan Collier
Jump at the Sun (Hyperion Books)
Paperback, 40 pages
This book is also available in a Hardcover edition: Martin's
Big Words [HC]