One of the (few) downsides to where we live is the lack of diversity within our immediate community. Therefore, I thought it was important to take a few minutes today, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, to talk to the children about who he was and what he did for our nation. Of course I turned toward books to help me.
We started with A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr. by David Adler. This picture book is very straight forward and gives a basic explaination of the man and what he did. It was a good starting off point for discussion, and I was surprised at how many questions the children had. They had a difficult time understanding why there was racism in the first place.