Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with us

Emily Morrow  //  Jan 12, 2018

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with us

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is Monday, and we have some brand new resources to help you bring the life and legacy of Dr. King into your home!

First, watch our recent Facebook Live with Scholastic editor and author Andrea Davis Pinkney! Andrea is the author of the new book, Martin Rising: Requiem for a King. In this video, she talks about how she and her husband (who illustrated the book) were inspired to create this poetry-and-watercolor tribute to Dr. King and she shares a few of the poems with viewers:


To hear from illustrator Brian Pinkney, check out this Facebook Live he did with The New York Times:


To learn more about Martin Rising, click here!

If you are looking for a book for slightly older readers, we'd highly recommend Chasing King's Killer by James L. Swanson. It's a vivid look back at the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the hunt for the racist prison escapee, James Earl Ray, that followed. Read an excerpt of the book here.

To continue the conversation beyond Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, the Scholastic Parents team has pulled together a list of recommended books about the Civil Rights movement that can help start conversations in your home. And here's a free reading excercise about peaceful protests.

How are you honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? We'd love to know! Tweet us @scholastic!