Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Bound Brook High School Library

Books to read for Martin Luther King Jr Day

The Silence of our Friends

The Silence of Our Friends follows events through the point of view of young Mark Long, whose father is a reporter covering the story. Semi-fictionalized, this story has its roots solidly in very real events.



As the civil rights struggle heats up in Texas, two families—one white, one black—find common ground.

Discovering Black America

Discovering Black America offers readers an unprecedented account of more than 400 years of African American history set against a background of American and global events.


March

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.


The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

Martin Luther King Jr.