Remembering King: 10 Books to Celebrate M.L. King Jr. Day

Since 1986, the United States has recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a federal holiday. Although King was born on January 15th, the country observes the holiday on the third Monday of the month. This year on January 16th, millions of people across the country will celebrate the day by committing to a day of service to carry on King’s vision of peace, unity, and justice. Many will also reflect on his challenge to humanity, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” Parents, educators, and community leaders willseek out various resources to teach about the life of Martin Luther King Jr. There have been many books written about his life. King himself and members of his family wrote most of the books. As a parent I researched for some titles in our local library and here is the list of the books you could read with your kids on that special day: