Teaching Civics With Children’s Literature: As Good As Anybody

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Martin Luther King Jr. played a significant role in United States history.  In As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Towards Freedom, written by Richard Michelson, young readers will learn about his battles to change our history and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s reasons join in that fight.

This child friendly book does a superb job presenting complicated events.  Students will learn how Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel became leaders in the Civil Rights Movement.

“The time has come for action,” Martin told his congregation.  “Don’t ride the buses until we can sit wherever we please.”

Curriculum Connections
Use this book to discuss the Civil Rights movement, the Holocaust, civics, biographies, and diversity.  Themes in this book correlate with Virginia SOLs 2.11, 3.11, VS.9c, USII.7, USII.8d and USII.9a.

Additional Resources .

Book: As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Towards Freedom
Author:
Richard Michelson
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 40 pages
Grade Range: K-5
ISBN:   0375933352