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Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2017

Martin's Big WordsThe Horn Book is closed today in commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is our 2016 booklist about the great American civil rights leader.

You can also read about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights Movement, a 2016 Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Honor Book by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (click the links to read their BGHB acceptance speeches).

And here’s some information about civil rights icon John Lewis. He’s been in the news lately — maybe you’ve heard.

Throughout the month of January we’re celebrating people who have Made a Difference through their good work. Each day, we’ve been highlighting a book about someone who has effected positive change, with a roundup on Fridays. Follow the hashtag #HBMaDJan17 @HornBook and Facebook.com/TheHornBook. For more resources from The Horn Book on social justice and activism, visit our new Making a Difference landing page.

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