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Books That Carry On the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

by Melissa Taylor

Photo credit: Francis Miller, The LIFE Picture Collection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. left behind a legacy of equal rights and justice for all people through his nonviolent activism and service.

When I think about how to teach my children about Dr. King’s legacy, I think about using rich children’s books that echo King’s vision for a better future. Stories like these. Stories that prompt discussion.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2022.