Monday, February 4, 2013

What Are Your Reading...February Black History Month

This month I will be featuring books that can be used for read-alouds having to do with Black History Month.

My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers by Christine King Farris is a book with a familiar subject, but a special view point. The book is nonfiction, not historical fiction because his sister remembers what Martin Luther King was like as a child. She was there. The focus of childhood brings a special meaning to the book.

The author reflected in the Afterword of the book that she..."wanted to reflect another side of Martin's life story."  She also said that she owed it to him to tell the full story. The illustrations as well as the message show the affection this sister had for her famous brother. A short, but meaningful, book to share with all age levels.

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