My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Readers will enjoy this inside look into the life of Dr. King through the eyes of his son.



Title: My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author:  Martin Luther King III
Illustrations:  AG Ford
Publisher: Amistad
ISBN:  9780060280758

Review:

Having a famous dad during a time of protest and unrest couldn’t have been easy for a young boy growing up in the south. But, Martin Luther King III, or Marty as he was called so not to be confused with his famous dad, learned to be unafraid and stand tall. He was afraid every time his dad was arrested or went to march. When his dad was home he was just that, dad. Marty learned that nonviolence was the best way to help so many people.

Readers are invited into the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through the eyes of his son. Readers can learn about the marches and the cause that reached across a nation. Parents and teachers can use this as a tool to talk about the Civil Rights movement, life in the south and family values.