Books and Printables – Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books and Printables

During Black History Month I will be sharing several posts highlighting different people and events along with book ideas and printables to help you bring Black History alive with your children. Although February is Black History Month, Black History is actually just HISTORY and can be taught at any time of the year! There is SO much to learn, one month a year would never be enough!

I originally was going to publish a post entitled “Black History Picture Books for Kids” and as I got deep into my research I realized that post would be WAY to long considering all I wanted to include! So, I decided to break it down into smaller posts.

Our first post features Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. books and printables. It is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the options out there, so I am sharing a few resources to get you going! TONS of books, because, NEVER too many books!


Click to see all of our featured Martin Luther King Jr. books here on Amazon.

Click here to see a Google Doc with all of the books, featuring in BOLD the books that are written by Black authors.

Click here to download a printable to take with you to the library or to file away so you can remember the books.

Martin Luther King Jr. Books for Kids Library Checklist

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I like to let the books lead the teaching and let our discussions stem from the books we read. I don’t use many printables with my kids, we mostly spend our time reading and talking. I do, however, LOVE these free coloring pages from Doodle Art Alley!

MLK Coloring Pages

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month?

Download this freebie from Read Like a Rockstar to learn more yourself and share with your kids.

Why Do We Celebrate Black History Month

I follow some wonderful mommas on Instagram and have learned so much. The message below is something we all need to remember, especially us white folks. This message/image is from @Black_World_Scholars, go follow her on Instagram, and see her blog here!


If you are looking for books to read as an adult to learn more, here are a few I suggest. I recently finished The New Jim Crow and am currently in the middle of Stamped From the Beginning. The others {and more} are on my to-read list.

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