Synopses & Reviews
This Level 4 book is appropriate for proficient readers. Free at Last! is a biography of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., who encouraged non-violent protest to fulfill his dream of an America where people would be judged by "the content of their character, not by the color of their skin." These 48-page books about fascinating subjects like pirates, mummies, and volcanoes are for proficient readers who can understand a rich vocabulary and challenging sentence structure. In addition to the stunning photographs, informative sidebars, and glossary, readers will find archival photographs and paintings. Averaging 4,500 to 5,000 words in length, Level 4 books are 40 percent pictures and 40 percent text. The Dorling Kindersley Readers combine an enticing visual layout with high-interest, easy-to-read stories to captivate and delight young bookworms who are just getting started. Written by leading children's authors and compiled in consultation with literacy experts, these engaging books build reader confidence along with a lifelong appreciation for nonfiction, classic stories, and biographies. There is a DK Reader to interest every child at every level, from preschool to grade 4.
Written clearly. (Copley Syndicated Review)
Stunning photographs combined with lively illustrations and engaging, age-appropriate stories. (African Sun Times)
"Free at Last" gives a biography of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., who encouraged nonviolent protest to fulfill the dream of an America where people would be judged by the content of their character, not by the color of their skin. Covers his childhood, leadership, powerful speeches, assassination and greatest influences. Full-color illustrations.
Martin Luther King had a dream that one day all people would be treated as equals, whatever the color of their skin.
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