Books for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Reading Rockets  Reading Rockets is a national public media literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggles, and how caring adults can help.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrates the life and civil rights work of Dr. King. In 1994, the holiday was officially recognized as a National Day of Service where volunteers across the country work together to make a difference in their communities. The titles below include children’s books about Dr. King, fiction and nonfiction books about ordinary people who stand up for what’s right, and stories about helping others and giving back.