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Martin's Big Words - (A Big Words Book) by Doreen Rappaport (Hardcover)

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  • This Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.
  • Caldecott Medal 2002 3rd Winner, Bookseller's Choice (Nonfiction) 2002 1st Winner
  • 4-8 Years
  • 11.32" x 10.24" Hardcover
  • 40 Pages
  • Juvenile Nonfiction, Biography & Autobiography
  • Series Name: A Big Words Book

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About the Book



This definitive picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America--and the world--forever.



Book Synopsis



This Caldecott Honor, Coretta Scott King Honor, and New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children's Book picture book biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., brings his life and the profound nature of his message to young children through his own words.

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a list of additional books and websites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.



Review Quotes




"A stunning, reverent tribute." --School Library Journal

"Beginning with the startling cover, which contains only the face of Martin Luther King Jr., with his smile broad, and his eyes crinkled in laughter, this title intrigues. It's an homage in words and pictures, in which the author weaves King's words with her own to present a brief but stately portrait of the American hero....Readers will hear [King's] voice echo in this presentation."--Kirkus Reviews

"Weaving in Dr. King's own "big words," this inspiring picture book biography celebrates this great leader as preacher and politician. Rappaport's sparse narrative captures the essentials of the man, the Civil Rights movement he led, and his policy of non-violence. This is a great book to read aloud many times."--Booklist



About the Author



Doreen Rappaport has written numerous award-winning books for children, including Freedom Ship and The School Is Not White (both illustrated by Curtis James); Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Honor Book illustrated by Bryan Collier; and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon, also illustrated by Bryan Collier.

Bryan Collier's first book, Uptown, published in 2000, received a Coretta Scott King (CSK) Illustrator Award, as well as an Ezra Jack Keats Award. The same year, Freedom River, which he illustrated, received a CSK Illustrator Honor Award. He is the illustrator of Martin's Big Words, for which he received his first Caldecott Honor Award and a CSK Honor Award. He received his second Caldecott Honor Award in 2006, as well as another CSK Award for Rosa, written by Nikki Giovanni. He is also a New York Times bestseller with Barack Obama, written by Nikki Grimes, which reached the #1 spot in picture books during its 20 weeks on the list and received a 2009 NAACP Image Award for Best Children's Book, and has illustrated many other acclaimed, award-winning titles.

Dimensions (Overall): 11.32 Inches (H) x 10.24 Inches (W) x .39 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 40
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Series Title: A Big Words Book
Publisher: Jump at the Sun
Format: Hardcover
Author: Doreen Rappaport
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 2001
TCIN: 11320265
UPC: 9780786807147
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-2704
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.39 inches length x 10.24 inches width x 11.32 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.1 pounds
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