I don't usually post twice in one day but I didn't want to bypass Martin Luther King Day. I thought instead of suggesting books about MLK I would highlight a couple of titles convey the spirit of the day. Today is considered a Day of Service. Here books that should help a child do something for their community around them. In light of the Haitian tragedy it is a good subject to discuss with your kids.
The Kids Guide to Service Projects by Barbara A. Lewis ---good for ages 9-12up that gives over 500 ideas on help the world.
The Berenstain Bears Lend a Helping Hand by Stan & Jan Berenstain ---good for younger kids to learn that the world does not revolve around them, that they should help others.
In this world it is good for kids to learn at an early age that helping others is its own reward. Martin Luther King Day is a great day to be reminded of that!