Isn t great content wise and the references aren t the best A little disappointing Picked it up cheap so not too bothered. S e Biografien,Die kindgerecht geschrieben worden Didn t like some of the references Loves these books, we have many. In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Martin Luther King, Jr the inspiring minister and civil rights activist Little Martin grew up in a family of preachers his dad was a preacher, his uncle was a preacher, his grandfather was a preacher so maybe he d become a great preacher too One day, a friend invited him to play at his house Martin was shocked when his mother wouldn t let him in because he was black That day he realized there was something terribly unfair going on Martin believed that no one should remain silent and accept something if it s wrong And he promised himself that when he grew up he d fight injustice with the most powerful weapon of all words This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the inspiring activist s life Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS Such an adorable little book to teach children about such an important man This is an excellent book for our kids to learn about Martin Luther King Jr and his story I thought it did a great job if telling his story in a way to engage younger kids and simple enough for them to understand.The illustrations are simple and entertaining for my kids This book does seem to be a little longer than most children s books, but they don t lose interest The book itself is nice quality and feels like it will hold up through lots of use.Overall we are happy with this book It is a great addition to our home library and an important book for our kids to know, understand and learn from We don t have any issues with this book and highly recommend it Thanks for reading this and please do let me know if this is helpful by clicking on the helpful button below, and feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions or would like to see additional pictures and I will do my best to answer it Thank you, cheers Cass I have several of these Little People, Big Dreams books for my 4 year old son, and I and he just love them They are simplified biographies of notable people, starting in childhood and going through adulthood and their most notable accomplishments Some books deal with headier subjects and people than others This biography is of Martin Luther King Jr.The book starts with Martin s early life, not being able to play at a friend s house because his friend was white, having to go to a segregated school, etc It follows Martin as he studies Gandhi s nonviolent movement in India, becomes a preacher and leads the Montgomery bus boycott It ends with the March on Washington and his I Have A Dream speech and Martin receiving the Nobel Peace Prize.The story is accompanied by engaging and colorful illustrations My son really enjoys this book and all the others The end of the book has a short detailed biography along with pictures so you can see what King really looked like It s a great book I like that the subjects of these little biographies are diverse racially, ethnicity, by gender, etc as well My only issue is that for this biography, there is so much you could add that has been left out Nothing about the Civil Rights or Voting Rights Act, nothing about his fight against the Vietnam WAr or poverty, certainly nothing about his assassination I realize it s a children s book but I think there maybe could have been someway to work the assassination in there without it being too dark It s a pretty critical part of his story Overall, though, I think it s a great introduction to MLK Jr and his life and work. This is a great introduction to MLK for kids who are ready to learn about him, but not quite ready for the full story It adeptly walks the line between not sugar coating the painful aspects of his life that led him along his journey to fight for civil rights, and not traumatizing my three and five year olds It s a tough line to walk, so I appreciate it It says just enough to get kids curious, and allows you to decide when and how much to share when, for instance, Martin gets arrested for peacefully protesting So it s a great springboard for further discussion The book ends with the I Have a Dream speech, leaving out the remainder of his tragically short life, and how it came to a violent end Obviously this is less than the full picture, but goes with that balance mentioned earlier, and allows you broach the darkest parts as needed for your children.The illustrations are cool Very cartoonish, for such a real subject And I think that helps the kids stay engaged The writing is simple, and clear, but surprisingly inclusive of advanced concepts, which is appreciated I like children s books that introduce new words and terms, as this too provides opportunities for further discussion I don t like children s books about real life figures that completely sugarcoat them, and this book doesn t I was aware of the existence of this series, but hadn t read one until now I plan to pick up a few to introduce my daughters to real life women and men who made a difference. I understand that this book is part of a series, but this is the first one I have seen.The book has the feel of a slender adult book There is a hard cover with a matte drawing on the front and velvet edging along the spine The pages are thick and sturdy, and the binding is strong The illustrations are matte, cartoonish but catchy and take the entire page The text is in a clear font sized to be seen but not obscure the artwork It is black but placed carefully so it can still be read There is text on the pages than you normally find in books of this size but my kids didn t seem to mind and I think it is necessary to convey the reality of history.The book briefly traces Martin Luther King Jr s childhood, his exposure to racism and realization of segregation He studied and learned as he grew to become a great preacher who could influence change in the community How he used non violent methods to protest, how he was attacked and arrested, was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize The last pages are a timeline four dates of his life His eventual assassination is not mentioned.My middle daughter likes historical non fiction and thought that this idea for younger readers was fantastic She wished it has existed when she was younger.