January 15: MARTIN’S BIG WORDS: THE LIFE OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights advocate
Jan. 15, 1929-Apr. 4, 1968

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier (Jump at the Sun, 2001)

Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words live on. His most famous speech, “I
Have a Dream,” stirs hearts today. The youngest man to win the Nobel
Peace Prize, Dr. King, Jr., a gifted African-American political leader,
minister and peacemaker is honored by a U.S. Federal holiday on his
birthday.

Check out The Seattle Times for a photo gallery, timeline, quotes, and a biography of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a great American hero.

January 1: DELIVERING JUSTICE: W.W. LAW AND THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

W.W. Law, civil rights leader
Jan. 1, 1923-July 29, 2002

Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights by Jim Haskins, illustrated by Benny Andrews (Candlewick, 2005)

Westley
Wallace Law made a difference. Born in Georgia, amidst poverty and
segregation, this African American, who grew up to be a mail carrier,
joined the NAACP as a young man, helped blacks register to vote and was
instrumental in leading the Great Savannah Boycott.

This Far by Faith, a PBS program, describes W. W. Law’s life of dedication and service.