Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr.

by Jean Marzollo, Illustrated By J. Brian Pinkney


Scholastic Paperbacks
January 2006


Non-Fiction
Ages 5 – 7 . Grades Kindergarten – 2

Library of Congress: 91042137


Lexile measure: 800L

DRA: 20

Guided Reading: L

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Category: Biography

This book is a beautifully-rendered study of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, told in simple, straightforward language for even the youngest of readers to understand. Pinkney's scratchboard and oil pastel illustrations convey both the strength and gentleness of King's character. Both text and art carry his central message of peace and brotherhood among all people.
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Jean Marzollo

Award-winning author Jean Marzollo was the author of over 100 books, including the bestselling I Spy series; Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20; Help Me Learn Addition; Help Me Learn Subtraction; Pierre the Penguin; Soccer Sam; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; The Little Plant Doctor; In 1776; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; and I Am Water; as well as books for parents and teachers, such as The New Kindergarten.
J. Brian Pinkney

Andrea Davis Pinkney and Brian Pinkney have made an outstanding contribution to the field of children's literature both as individuals and as a team. Between them, they have published more than seventy children's books that have received the highest awards and accolades, including Caldecott Honors, Coretta Scott King Honors, NAACP Image Award nominations, and the May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award, to name a few. To learn more, please visit andreadavispinkney.com and brianpinkney.net

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Paperback / softback
$6.99

ISBN: 9780439782241

32pp. | 8 x 10