My Brother Martin

My Brother Martin

by Christine King Farris, Chris Soentpiet


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This biography looks at the early life of Martin Luther King, Jr., as seen through the eyes of his older sister.

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ISBN-13: 9780756965525
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 12.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

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My Brother Martin 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
sarabird on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Chris Soenpiet did a great job on the illustrations for this book. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s sister, Christine King Farris, narrates this story about growing up with the Civil Rights activist. She lets us see his mischieveous side and how he was compassionate throughout his whole life. This is a great story to read to students while studying about the more serious aspects of MLK's adult life.
ecugary on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Christine writes my brother Martin telling the story of growing up with her brothers A.D and Martin Luther King Junior. Christine talks about her relationship she and her brothers had with their mother and father and what an influence their grandmother and aunt had on all of them. The story tells of the time when the brothers¿ white friends were told they couldn¿t play with them because they were white. It had never mattered before that day, and the situation had a profound impact on Martin. After questioning his mother about the situation, Martin tells his mother ¿I¿m going to turn this world upside down.¿ What a powerful statement for a young boy.I loved this book. The story has a powerful message and provides an avenue to address racism and the concept of equality.After reading the book students will examine Martin¿s quote ¿I¿m going to turn this world upside down.¿ Students will spend some time researching the life and accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. and write informative essays on what he did to turn the world upside down.
rbelknap on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was a wonderful example of a biography because it is written by Christine King Farris who is the older sister of Martin Luther King Jr. This is a good example of a biography because it really tells about Martin Luther King Jr. and the reader gets to understand who he was as a person and what made him the person he was. In this book she talks about her brother's life. you get to hear stories from his childhood and how he went on to rally for equality.Media: Oil paintAge Appropriateness: Primary, Intermediate
jhill06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Critique: This is a good example of a biogrphy because it is set in the past when MLK Jr. was a child. It tells of real events that his older sister was there for and gives specific details about his life such as when he told his mother that he would "turn this world upside down". Genre: Biography
mwflood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An amazing read! It was a great first hand account of one of the most important men in not only African American history but American history in general. I felt like I saw the moment that Dr. King began his journey towards racial unity. Amazing how what may appear as just another moment in time changes ones course and in turn changes all of history's course.A must have in a young readers collection to show them their experiences today may lead to greatness tomorrow.
sharmon05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The retelling of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life is what makes this book an excellent biography. It is written by his sister and focuses on their childhood. The text in this book is also directed towards younger children so they can eaasily read and understand. The illustrations in this book are also amazing. They are large pictures that show great detail, particularly the emotion the characters felt. These illustrations enhance this story even more by giving the story movement and color.
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MrsPib More than 1 year ago
I bought this book to read to my preschool class. This book was written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by his sister Christine and it provides the reader with insights of life in the south for the King children. The writing was warm and showed the love of a typical family, even when the children were reprimanded for their pranks. The author deals with racism in a gentle way that children can understand and ends on a high note. My class loved the story because they could relate to Dr. King as a child like them.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Big sister King (Christine Farris)allows readers to glimpse at the childhood of the late, great Martin Luther King, Jr. Aided by life-like illustrations by Chris Sontpiet we are able to see that this boy was destined for prophetic greatness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book to read aloud. It made MLK seem more real to the students I read this to. I liked the different perspective of this book. This concentrates on his early years growing up and just summarizes in a page some of the gret things he accomplished. However you would need additional titles to completely learn about his life.