“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s never too early to begin teaching your children about Martin Luther King, Jr. During a turbulent time in American history, the Baptist minister was one of the most important and visible civil rights activists. His prolific words and movement for nonviolence and civil disobedience resonate now as much as they did in the 1950s and 60s, and he is officially remembered each January on Martin Luther King Day. The topic of civil rights can seem like a heavy one for kids, so we’ve picked out some children’s books that discuss the topic and MLK’s importance in a way children can understand and embrace.

What Was Your Dream, Dr. King?


I am Martin Luther King, Jr.


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


When Martin Luther King Jr. Wore Roller Skates