Who Was Coretta Scott King?
The wife of Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King was a civil rights leader in her own right, playing a prominent role in the African American struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.
Here's a gripping portrait of a smart, remarkable woman. Growing up in Alabama, Coretta Scott King graduated valedictorian from her high school before becoming one of the first African American students at Antioch College in Ohio. It was there that she became politically active, joining the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). After her marriage to Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Following her husband's assassination in 1968, she assumed leadership of the movement. Later in life she was an advocate for the Women's Rights Movement, LGBT rights, and she worked to end apartheid in South Africa.
These biographies highlight the lives of famous people in a story-telling format. The easy-to-read stories are captivating and black and white illustrations are featured on every page. From birth to death, details of the people's lives are given in a fun and entertaining way. The books are about a hundred pages each. Though the stories are told in a fun way with many illustrations, they still give much historical information about each person and the world around them. They are great for introducing historical figures to younger students or giving a general overview of the person for older students. A timeline of the person's life events and other world events is included in each book. ~ Rachel