“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
My Brother Martin. Written by Christine King Farris and illustrated by Christ Soentpiet. Scholastic Inc, c. 2003.
Reading Level: 970L
Synopsis: My Brother Martin is a personal account of the childhood of Martin Luther King Jr. from the eyes of his sister Christine. Christine discusses the injustices her family experienced as African-Americans growing up in the south and how these injustices inspired her brother to change the world.
Rationale for Use: This book has detailed, colorful illustrations. It gives a very personal view of a historical legend.
Content Area Connections: History, Social Studies, Civil Rights Movement, Race
Possible Problems or Concerns: May invite a discussion of race or racism that is offensive to some. May invite a discussion regarding some violence that occurred during the Civil Rights Movement.
by Ashley Jacot