King

by Ho Che Andersen. New York, NY: Fantagraphics, 2010

 

This book incorporates third person interviews, newspaper articles, speeches, and narrative text - all in graphic novel format to paint a complex picture of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his impact on the Civil Rights Movement and on our country as a whole.

 

It addresses social studies themes such as: historical events; culture and cultural diversity; continuity and change among and between cultures; the powers and challenges of governance; and citizenship and civic ideals and practices.

 

NOTE: there are some mature scenes where infidelity is implied. (At no point is it disrespectful or explicit.) Awards include: Harvey Awards for Best New Talent (1991); Best Graphic Album (1993) and Parents' Choice Award (1995).

 

Grades 10+

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