Story Time with Ms. Michelle: Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Story Time with Ms. Michelle is a wonderful storytelling series that will take place on the last Saturday of each month, starting promptly at 11AM and lasting 30-45 minutes.  The children will be encouraged to ask questions and give opinions about the book after the reading of the story, which will help develop their critical thinking skills.  The targeted age group is 4-9 years old and each child must be accompanied by an adult. Complimentary snacks will be provided. 

About Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Martin Luther King, Jr., was one of the most influential and gifted speakers of all time. Doreen Rappaport uses quotes from some of his most beloved speeches to tell the story of his life and his work in a simple, direct way. Bryan Collier's stunning collage art combines remarkable watercolor paintings with vibrant patterns and textures. A timeline and a list of additional books and web sites help make this a standout biography of Dr. King.


The reading list is as follows but is subject to change based on the emergence of a book that has risen in popularity and/or demand.

  • Sat, October 22 at 11am: The Queen of Kindergarten

  • Sat, November 26 at 11am: H is for Harlem

  • Sat, December 24 at 11am: Who are Your People?

  • Sat, January 28 at 11am: Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

  • Sat, February 25 at 11am: The 1619 Project: Born on the Water

  • Sat, March 25:  Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale

Event address: 
1001 Main St
Ste 8
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Caldecott Honor Book) (A Big Words Book #1) By Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780786807147
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2001