Monday, January 20, 2014

Ten top books about Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2012 the staff of the Christian Science Monitor came up with ten of the best books about Martin Luther King, Jr., including:
Let The Trumpet Sound, by Stephen B. Oates

Oates' book won both the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Book Award and the Christopher Award for its retelling of important events in King's life. The book also examines the leader's misgivings and worries over the movement and American events, making the historical figure a real person.
Read about the other books on the list.

Also see: the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five books for young readers that bring African-American history alive.

--Marshal Zeringue