Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
A Stone of Hope
From the Series Core Content Social Studies — Let's Celebrate America
History recognizes the leadership and voice Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. brought to the civil rights movement in 1960s America. A 30-foot tall statue of Dr. King gazes into the future full of hope for all humanity. His words of peace are carved in the walls of the monument as a reminder to all Americans of the power of peaceful protest. Learn all about the first national memorial to an African American.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 3|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction|
|Publisher||Red Chair Press|
|Imprint||Red Chair Press|
|Number of Pages||32|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“This series chronicles the development of well-known U.S. landmarks. Kids learn that the Gateway Arch is symbolic of St. Louis being a gateway to the west and that an artist named Lei Yixin was the sculptor of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial. Handsome photographs are plentiful in all of the books, adding to their appeal. However, there are a few questionable moments. Mentions of American Indians in Yellowstone are spare, and the term enemy alien appears in the text and is listed in the glossary in Ellis Island. An appealing design will make these popular introductions among those curious about U.S. history and geography.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Joanne Mattern
Joanne Mattern is the author of many books for children. She loves writing about sports, animals, and interesting people. Mattern lives in New York State with her family.
Next week we mark the 28th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day set aside to honor and commemorate the great civil rights leader. And next month is the 46th annual Black History Month, when we celebrate and explore Black History. Read on for more great books to support your… View →