Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Paperback Who Was...? (Paperback)

By (author) Bonnie Bader, Illustrated by Elizabeth Wolf

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  • Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons
  • Format: Paperback | 105 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 188mm x 8mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0448447231
  • ISBN 13: 9780448447230
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 27,559

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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.

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Author information

Bonnie Bader lives in Brooklyn, New York. Elizabeth Wolf lives in Boise, Idaho. Nancy Harrison lives in Allentown, Pennsylvania.