Staff Recommendations

In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, See The Books We Recommend! Adult and Children's Books

1/16/2017 -- We Read In Celebration Of The Dream

 

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve." - Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Check out some great books for adults and for children to read this Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

 

Book List Compiled by Joanne Eldridge, former director of the Lorain Public Library System

 

Books For Adults

The African-American Century: How Black Americans Have Shaped Our Country by Henry Louis Gates

920.0092 GAT

 

Along Martin Luther King: Travels On Black America’s Street by Jonathan Tilove

973.0496 TIL

 

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Death And How It Changed America by Michael Eric Dyson

323.092 DYS

 

The Dream: Martin Luther King, Jr., And The Speech That Inspired A Nation by Drew W. Hansen

BIOG KING MARTIN LUTHER 

 

Growing Up King: An Intimate Memoir by Dexter Scott King

BIOG KING DEXTER SCOTT

 

To The Mountaintop: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Sacred Mission To Save America, 1955 - 1968 by Stewart Burns

BIOG KING MARTIN LUTHER JR.

 

 

Books For Children

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King And Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson and Raul Colon

J323.92 MIC

 

I Have A Dream by Martin Luther King, Jr. and Kadir Nelson

J323.092 KIN

 

Martin’s Big Words: The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

JBIOG KING MARTIN LUTHER

 

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up With The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Christine King Farris

JBIOG KING MARTIN LUTHER

 

My Uncle Martin’s Big Heart by Angela Farris Watkins and Eric Velasquez

JBIOG KING MARTIN LUTHER