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6 Books About Martin Luther King, Jr. Worth Reading (For All Ages!) | Writer’s Relief

It’s hard to choose just one great book about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when there are so many worthy offerings! Dr. King’s message of justice, equality, and peace is more important than ever, so Writer’s Relief presents six books about the great man that will appeal to all ages.


A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson, illustrated by Eric Velazquez

Two sisters sneak out to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, dreaming of how freedom will one day smell like flowers. This oversized children’s picture book features beautiful, realistic charcoal illustrations with vibrant touches of red throughout.


Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport, illustrated by Bryan Collier

This picture-book biography is an excellent introduction for young readers to learn about one of the world’s most influential leaders. Doreen Rappaport weaves her own words with quotes from Dr. King, and it’s all brought to life by Collier’s striking artwork.


A Time to Break Silence by Martin Luther King, Jr.

This collection of King’s essential writings and speeches is perfect for students and young adults, with material carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines.


Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—includes his “Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.”


To the Mountaintop: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Sacred Mission to Save America by Stewart Burns

A beautiful biography of Dr. King’s life and work, and how the Civil Rights campaign emerged. It’s also the history of the turbulent period that changed the course of American history.


The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., edited by Clayborne Carson

This extraordinary autobiography is a first-person account of one of America’s greatest leaders, chronicling MLK’s childhood, education, and ascendency as a leader of civil rights. It also displays his constant battle with fear as he faced daily death threats.

5 Of The Creepiest, Crawliest Books For YA Readers | Writer’s Relief

For brave readers, October is the best month to enjoy the works of classic horror novelists like Stephen King. We think teens (and adults!) searching for a scare will love these lesser-known books too! But be warned: Some of these are more than a little frightening and may not be best for younger teens. Get… Continue Reading

5 Must-Read Books For This Autumn | Writer’s Relief

 Autumn arrives this month, and the temperature is getting cooler—it’s the perfect weather for curling up with a cozy blanket, a cup of hot cider, and a great book! From powerful prize-winning fiction to hilarious celebrity memoirs to books that have film adaptations being released soon, here are five books that we here at Writer’s… Continue Reading

Great Books About The Great Outdoors | Writer’s Relief

Whether you’re spending these unofficial “last days of summer” out on the beach or simply basking in air-conditioned comfort while doing a bit of couch surfing, you can still enjoy a great book about the great outdoors. After all, as Ralph Waldo Emerson stated, “Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.” Writer’s… Continue Reading

Tips From Movies For Writing A Villain Readers Love To Hate | Writer’s Relief

At Writer’s Relief, we’ve been asked: What makes a great villain? Is it diabolical cunning…dastardly deeds…a tragic backstory? Villains who are just as multifaceted and complex as heroes can be extremely memorable characters. A great place to find inspiration is on the big screen, where villains can be larger than life. Here are a few… Continue Reading

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