Dk Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Amy Pastan, Primo Levi

Dorling Kindersley | August 23, 2004 | Trade Paperback

Dk Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr. is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Tells the amazing story of struggle and triumph of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.75 × 4.12 × 0.37 in

Published: August 23, 2004

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0756603420

ISBN - 13: 9780756603427

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 8

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from For a school book fair i loved it! Great illustration and written very well... I think this book was to the point and spoke about not only specific events but the day to day lives of african americans not only Martain Luther King this book taught me alot about the struggles, hopes and dreams of the ones who us whites thought we were better. This book is great especially when read around Febuary (which is Black History Month) I highly recomend this book to people of all colours, races and ages 9 and up. (because it has some killing, but it also depends on the maturinty level)
Date published: 2008-06-01

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Dk Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dk Biography: Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Amy Pastan, Primo Levi

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 pages, 7.75 × 4.12 × 0.37 in

Published: August 23, 2004

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0756603420

ISBN - 13: 9780756603427

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Tells the amazing story of struggle and triumph of one of the greatest Civil Rights leaders, Martin Luther King, Jr.

In this groundbreaking new series, DK brings together fresh voices and DK design values to give readers the most information-packed, visually exciting biographies on the market today. Full-color photographs of people, places, and artifacts, definitions of key words, and sidebars on related subjects add dimension and relevance to stories of famous lives that students will love to read.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

About the Author

Primo Levi was born on July 31, 1919 in Turin, Italy. He pursued a career in chemistry, and spent the early years World War II as a research chemist in Milan. Upon the German invasion of northern Italy, Levi, an Italian Jew, joined an anti-fascist group and was captured and sent to the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. He was able to survive the camp, due in part to his value to the Nazis as a chemist. After the war ended, Levi did chemistry work in a Turin paint factory while beginning his writing career. His first book, If This Is a Man (title later was changed to Survival in Auschwitz) was published in 1947 and its sequel, The Truce (later retitled The Reawakening) came out in 1958. These two books recount Levi's story of surviving concentration camp life. Levi also published poetry, short stories, and novels, some under the pen name Damianos Malabaila. His 1985, largely autobiographical work, The Periodic Table, cemented his world fame. Awards in tribute to his writing included the Kenneth B. Smilen fiction award, presented by the Jewish Museum in New York. Ironically, despite his surviving Auschwitz, Primo Levi appears to have died by suicide, in Turin on April 11, 1987.

Appropriate for ages: 8 - 8