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A lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Patrick, Denise Lewis.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 4 copies
Available (3)
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Bethel Park Public Library Easy Readers ER j 92 KING Martin
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Easy Readers
Call Number  ER j 92 KING Martin
Dormont Public Library Easy Reader EASY PATR
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Easy Reader
Call Number  EASY PATR
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 92K KING Pat
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 92K KING Pat
Unavailable (1)
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Millvale Community Library Juvenile Fiction MISSING
Location  Millvale Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Learn all about the childhood of America's most famous civil rights activist in this nonfiction Level 2 Ready-to-Read!

Young Martin Luther King Jr. is having some problems with his best friend, Bobby. First, they are going to different schools this year. Next, Bobby's dad is not letting his son play with Martin. When Martin learns why, he is confused and hurt--but he learns a lesson that he will never forget.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "K-Gr. 2. Like Jacqueline Woodson's picture book The Other Side (2001), Patrick's quiet story, part of the Ready-to-Read Childhood of Famous Americans series, tells of childhood friendship threatened by adult prejudice at the time of segregation. This happens to be a true story--about a boy who grew up to be the great civil rights leader. The spare text tells how Martin's white friend says they can't play together anymore: Papa says colored and white can't mix. True to the period, Pate's realistic pastel illustrations show Martin's loneliness when his friend turns away from him. In contrast is the warm support in Martin's family. They talk about segregation, his dad says that friendship has no color, and Martin decides that he will change the rules and change people's minds. The spare text and moving pictures bring home the hard lesson, the hurt of the child, and the strength Martin found. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Childhood of famous Americans series.
Subjects King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Childhood and youth -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
King, Martin Luther, -- Jr., -- 1929-1968 -- Childhood and youth.
Friendship -- United States -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Racism -- United States -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers.
African Americans -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Aladdin Paperbacks,2003
Edition 1st Aladdin ed.
Contributors Pate, Rodney S.
Language English
Description 31 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN 0689853971
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