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Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Books, Activities, and More

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a world free of hate, prejudice, and violence.

We've collected a ton of videos, books, and resources that will help you celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Many people choose to make the celebration of Dr. King a day of service. They find ways to give back to their communities in honor of the way Dr. King committed his life to improving our nation and beyond.

Martin's Big Words (pictured above) is an award winning children's book written by Doreen Rappaport and illustrated by Bryan Collier. The book is a great introduction to one of the world's most influential leaders. With minimal words and big colorful pictures, Martin's Big Words draws the reader into the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the great heroes of the civil rights movement. Watch as LeVar Burton reads you a story about Dr. King's life from the Friendship Baptist Church in Pasadena, California. The Story Time video focuses on teaching children about the importance of the acceptance of others, no matter differences in personal, religious, political, or physical dissimilarities. (YouTube)

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“I have a dream...” Who began one of America’s greatest speeches with those words? In this BrainPOP video, you'll learn about life of the civil rights activist and nonviolent protester, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (YouTube)


Once upon a time, there was a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. He taught us that things won't always be awesome, but your response can be. Remember, things don't always have to be they are. We can change them! Kids can change them. This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrate the promise of change with Kid President. (YouTube)


Hundreds of books and activities can be found HERE

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