Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[ 1 ] January 14, 2011 |


Rochel Coleman as MLK

Providence Children’s Museum will feature performances of M.L.K.: Amazing Grace by Rochel Coleman and Valerie Tutson and present a special exhibit about the American Civil Rights Movement and King’s work. There’s also a voluntary discrimination activity that splits the museum and guests into “red only” and “green only” sections.

The Details: Monday, January 17th from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Activities free with $8.50 museum admission. For more information, including a performance schedule, call 273-5437 or visit childrenmuseum.org.

MLK Picture BookAmazinggraceStory of MLK


A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David A. Adler,. Illustrated by Robert Casilla
A good beginning book for kids age 4 – 8. The simple text celebrates the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and explains why he is a hero.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. by Johnny Ray Moore. Illustrated by Amy Wummer
Simply written for young children to understand the story of his life. The board book format makes it easy for little hands to turn the pages.

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
This story demonstrates some of King’s ideals. It is about a girl named Grace and the idea that you can be anything you want.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Cathy Saunders says:

    Another wonderful new book is “Busing Brewster” by Richard Michelson (Author) and R.G. Roth (Illustrator). This tells the story of a young African American boy on his first of being bused to a predominately white school.


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