Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for his famous "I have a dream" speech which he gave during the March on Washington in 1963. But his life before and after that big event and his other enormous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States largely go unspoken. In this biography for kids ages 8-12 learn all about MLK--from his early family life and experiences in education to his untimely death and the worldwide mourning and riots that followed. DK Life Stories go beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. Full-color photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement thoughtfully written age-appropriate text to create an engaging book children will enjoy reading. Definition boxes information sidebars fun facts maps inspiring quotes and other nonfiction text features add depth and a handy reference section at the back makes this series perfect for school reports and projects. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter a glossary and an index.