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Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington

by Frances Ruffin

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone and to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. This book captures the spirit of this landmark day and brings Dr. King's "I...

On August 28, 1963, more than 250,000 people came to the nation's capital to speak out against segregation and to demand equal rights for everyone and to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. This book captures the spirit of this landmark day and brings Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech to vivid life.

Paperback - 48 pages - $3.99
ISBN: 0448424215 (ISBN13: 9780448424217)
Published Dec 4, 2000 by Penguin Young Readers
First published 2000

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Mrs. Cox (2nd Grade Teacher)

at Clear Lake Elementary School, Eugene, OR

Here since Jul 23, 2015

Open requests - 35 Books received - 7

This year marks my 16th year in education. I started my career teaching 5th grade and then served as an elementary school principal. Prior to serving as 2nd grade teacher, I worked with an international non-profit that provides teacher training and then as a 4th and 5th grade teacher. I have loved each part of my journey, but my heart is truly in the classroom. I love coming to school each day to help my students learn and grow!

why I requested this book

Students are so curious at this age and books on non-fiction topics like this that address their natural curiosities, not only invite them to discover new...

Students are so curious at this age and books on non-fiction topics like this that address their natural curiosities, not only invite them to discover new information, but encourage them to read in authentic and meaningful ways. I particularly like this title because it provides an avenue for discussing why we have no school on MLK, Jr. Day and why we should find importance in recognizing these historical events.

the class

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available...

My students are eager to please and hard-workers. Our school serves a large population of high-poverty students, so having reading materials readily available at school is particularly important.

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