In the early 1960s, Martin Luther King, Jr., (MLK) symbolized hope, fortitude and change in a country that was caught in discriminatory social attitudes towards African-Americans. He was a leader and spokesperson for the Civil Rights Movement. Laid slain by an assasination in 1968, MLK was only able to realize part of his potential. Martin Luther King, Jr. is the kind of hero whose story inspires Americans of all ages. Subsequently, authors have used his life as the subject for many works such as: children's books, adult general interest biographie, essay collections and academic texts. There is much to appreciate about the life of Martin Luther King Jr.
In honor of the civil rights leader‘s birthday on January 15th here are 12 books on his life and legacy for readers of all ages: