Sunday, January 19, 2014

Martin Luther King Day Resources

Are you celebrating the US Holiday, Martin Luther King Day?

Neighbor Girl was explaining to Stanley and I that she has off from school, tomorrow, and her school requests that they do a service project in honor of Martin Luther King. She will be getting together with the D.I.R.T. Kids to plan and begin rehearsing for their late spring performance.

I didn't really understand what she was talking about and what this Martin Luther King human guy had to do with it, so I did some online research. I found a couple of posts that helped me understand why this man got his own holiday. Martin Luther King's legacy is aspiring. Do you like how I got those Words of the Week in there? I am a #smartcat!

Anyway, Neighbor Girl told me to look at Brain Pop, first. She highly recommends this resource and uses it often. Guess what? Brain Pop has a free video and activities about Martin Luther King Jr. Cool Mom said that I have to tell you that they have a subscription to BrainPop, but get nothing if you click the link or purchase your own subscription - it is just one of their favorite resources.

Note: If you are mobile, the Brain Pop link may take you to the app page. It is a free app to view the "featured movie of the day" maybe on 1/20 it will be Martin Luther King? Otherwise, check it out on a computer. 

I also happened upon Squishy Lady's recent post, "Demystifying Martin Luther King Jr - Simply for Young Children." This is paw-riffic. Take a look. 
Mia of Pragmatic Mom has shared some great book resources in the past for Martin Luther King Day. Click here to view them all.

Now, something that Cool Mom is excited about is her & Neighbor Girl's upcoming book review of JOSEPHINE by Patricia Hruby Powell and illustrated by Christian Robinson. This book was sent to Neighbor Girl courtesy of Chronicle Books as part of  Multicultural Children's Book Day: Celebrating Diversity in Children's Literature. Cool Mom told me that this Josephine human was the ONLY woman to speak alongside of Dr. Martin Luther King on August 28, 1963. Talk about amazing. Wait until you read our review of this book - expected out later this week! For now, check out these fine resources above; hop over to learn more about Multicultural Children's Book Day;  and let us know how you are celebrating Martin Luther King Day. 

I think that maybe I'll try to do a service to my owners and help myself to my dinner this evening. 

Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Disclosure: We received a copy of JOSEPHINE from the publisher. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for posting this list. This post does NOT contain affiliate links - our paws don't have time to do all of that linky stuff. We are authors anyway. This blog is about what we like. :)