Celebrating the Life and Legacy of MLK


We have closed out 2016 and have jumped right into the new year. In January, we celebrate the life and legacy of an important historical figure, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. It is important to not just take a day off to relax but to remember why we celebrate this inspirational man.  He has inspired so many individuals to stand up for what they believe in. Dr. King was the leader of the Civil Rights movement; he spoke and campaigned tirelessly to change several laws in the United States. Ultimately, putting an end to discrimination. 

He was a powerful example of how one can make a difference. As you explore the life of Martin Luther King this January with your children, it is important to share his dream for our nation with them- his hopes, his ideals, and his impact. Encourage them to use what they’ve learned to help make a difference in their families, school/communities, and the world. They have the power to do and be anything they want to be. No dream is too big or too small!


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

I am Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ordinary People Change the World)

My First Biography: Martin Luther King Jr.

National Geographic Readers: Martin Luther King, Jr. (Readers Bios)

A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who Was Martin Luther King Jr.?

I Have A Dream By Martin Luther King Jr.

The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Robin Hill School)

My Brother Martin: A Sister Who Remembers Growing Up with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King Jr. (Scholastic Bookshelf)

I hope this inspires you to take advantage of the holiday this year and every year! Dr. King’s legacy is an intricate part of American history and his beliefs in equality are essential to all aspects of our daily lives.                                                    


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Leslie came to Columbus 2 yrs ago via San Antonio, TX. A Kentucky native that bleeds neither red (Louisville Cardinals) nor blue (Kentucky Wildcats). She is a SAHM, homeschooler and Occupational Therapist (OTR/L) by weekend. Leslie and her husband have two boys, ages 6 and 2, and they love discovering new Columbus parks and restaurants! She proudly embraces the title of "boy mom", even when that means knowing more than she would care to know about dinosaurs. Her everyday wardrobe consists of mainly Nike Dri-Fit and sneakers. Leslie lives for her Burt's Bees lip balm and a good ole top knot bun. You can always find pull-ups, wipes, hand sanitizer, and Welch's fruit snacks in her designer handbag. She loves her family, fashion, interior design, working out, being a soccer mom, renovating the families 1962 ranch with her husband, and making a difference in her patients' lives. She recently became an advocate and volunteer for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. It is her hope to bring awareness and help raise funds, for a cause that is near and dear to her heart. She is also the owner and founder of The Penmanship Lab.


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