Friday, January 6, 2017

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Dee reads Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Linda Lowery in readiness for our celebration on Monday, January 16th. River students will also be watching The Boy King, a drama focusing on young Martin Luther King Jr.'s early encounters with prejudice and how the love and courage of his family moved him to speak out against segregation.



About This Book

Briefly recounts the life of the black minister who devoted his life to civil rights and discusses the national holiday in his name: Martin Luther King Day celebrated on the third Monday of every January. (Summary from goodreads.com)