Women Who Broke the Rules: Coretta Scott King
Women Who Broke the Rules celebrates the bold and brave women who have forged their own paths--breaking rules along the way--to help shape our country's past, present, and future. Acclaimed author Kathleen Krull blends history and humor in this accessible young biography series.
Coretta Scott King was an American civil rights activist and the wife of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. But she established a distinguished career in activism in her own right, taking part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott and working to pass the Civil Rights Act. After King's death, she founded the Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, Georgia, and remained dedicated to fighting for civil rights.
Biographies are a great way for kids to learn history. You can add them to a structured curriculum or as a base for a unit study! How about a unit on American women who have impacted our history in a major way? Or just add one that matches the time period you are studying. These books are short and easy to read, but you will learn a LOT! Colorful illustrations and engaging text make them quite the page turners. In the back of each book are resources to explore if you want to learn more about these fascinating ladies., 48pp, 7x9", sc. ~ Sara