My youngest learns best visually and by using her strong sense of feelings. Because of this, I wanted to find good books to begin a history lesson about the civil rights movement.
There are a lot of books out there for kids so I did a bit of research and found some great ones that I wanted to share with you below. *They are affiliate links but only because I think highly of the products. While NQM may receive a small commission from some sellers if you buy from them, please know that using my links does not affect your pricing in any way. And many NQM links are purely information – listed only to help you.
- Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ages 6-8, this was Reina’s favorite because the illustrations are beautiful and were connected to MLK’s most memorable quotes.
- A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation Ages 7-10, so the text explainging the story behind MLKs famous speech was pretty elevated for my 6 year old yet its absolutely beautiful drawings it helped to bring things to life for her.
- I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World) and I am Rosa Parks (Ordinary People Change the World). Rosa Parks is available individually or as part of the Ordinary People Change the World set. Other notable single titles in this series are about Harriet Tubman, Sacagawea, Jackie Robinson Ages 5-8.