Book Recommendations for MLK Day

As many schools are closed today to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., you can take this opportunity to reflect with children on the impact and inspiration of his legacy. Dr. King worked towards peace, equality, and importance of knowing what is right and following your dreams. Children of all ages can think about these concepts - their dreams, what they think is right, what makes them happy - and parents can take the opportunity to reflect on their lives too. What are my dreams? What future do I want for my children?

The hardest part of beginning conversations like these is where to start, and there are many books that can spark the conversation. We recommend some of our favorites below - and hope they bring learning and inspiration.