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Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.? (Who Was?)

The story of one of the most influential civil rights activist of our time. 

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was only 25 when he helped organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott and was soon organizing black people across the country in support of the right to vote, desegregation, and other basic civil rights. Maintaining nonviolent and peaceful tactics even when his life was threatened, King was also an advocate for the poor and spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death—from an assassin's bullet—in 1968. With clearly written text that explains this tumultuous time in history and 80 black-and-white illustrations, this Who Was? celebrates the vision and the legacy of a remarkable man.

Bonnie Bader lives in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Wolf lives in Boise, Idaho.

Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

ISBN: 9780448447230

ISBN-10: 9780448447230

Publisher: Penguin Workshop

Publication Date: 12/27/2007 - 12:00am

On Sale: 12/27/2007 - 12:00am

Pages: 112

Language: English

Categories

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists

Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Historical

Juvenile Nonfiction / People & Places / United States / African American