Today would have been Martin Luther King, Jr's 81st birthday. The actual holiday isn't until Monday but I thought it would be appropriate to write about him on his actual birthday.
My Brother Martin by Christine King Farris & illustrated by Chris Soentpiet is my favorite book about the famed civil rights leader. I really like it because it is so personal. It is about a sister remembering her brother and all he meant to her. It makes MLK very real and approachable for children. This beautifully illustrated book is a must have for any child.