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. Families can also browse an exhibit of photographs, text and a selection of carefully chosen books about the American Civil Rights Movement and Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence. Visitors can choose to participate in a thought-provoking interactive exploration of the negative power of discrimination, during which they encounter “red only” and “green only” labels throughout the Museum. Educators will be on hand to talk to families following this provocative exercise and invite them to record their responses.
The Details: Three shows on Monday, January 18th from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. (11:30AM, 1:00PM, 2:30PM)
Activities free with museum admission. For more information, including a performance schedule, call 273-5437 or visit childrenmuseum.org.
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.
Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier
This picture-book biography is an excellent and accessible introduction for young readers to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. With stunning art by acclaimedÂ illustrator Bryan Collier, Martin’s Big Words is an unforgettable portrait of a man whose dream changed America–and the world–forever.
As Good as Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson and illustrated bu Raul Colon
The story of two icons for social justice, one African American and one Jewish and how they formed a remarkable friendship and turned their personal experiences of discrimination into a message of love and equality for all.
Martin’s Dream by Jane Kurtz, illustrated by Amy June Bates
Easy to read text (Reading Level 1) and gorgeous artwork, highlights various events throughout King’s life.
Martin Luther King Jr. by David Colbert
Designed for older kids, discusses 10 important days in King’s life, including, of course, his famous “I have a dream” speech.
National Geographic Kids
Photo Gallery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life.