Martin Luther King, Jr. Titles and Activities

**This post was originally posted on Jan. 11, 2016 and has been revised and republished Jan. 11, 2017.

Hello listeners!

Is anyone making MLK Day a day “ON?” instead of a day off?

You may or may not have school on MLK day, but here are some great titles and activities to use to teach your students about Martin Luther King, Jr. and get ready for Black History month in February as well.


(Click on the cover picture to go straight to the Tales2go desktop player for that title)

March On

March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World (Ages 9+)


Martin Luther King Storypoem by Charlotte Blake Alston (Ages 7+)


Martin Luther King, Jr. by Wendy Conklin (Ages 7+)


Freedom: Life After Slavery by David H. Anthony (Ages 7+)

Thank You, Dr. MLK

Thank You, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Pre-Teen)

Martin's Big Words by Doreen Rappaport

Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport (Ages 9+)

Birmingham, 1963 (Ages 9+)

Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Boston Weatherford (Ages 9+)


Here are some other activities you can do with your students around MLK day or during Black History Month.

MLK Printables

Found at Michaela Peterson’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store

MLK Activities

Found in Latoya Reed’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store

MLK Mini Unit

MLK Mini Unit found in Erin Eberhart Lynch’s Teachers Pay Teachers Store

Are there other activities you use to teach students about Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Happy listening!


Stephanie 🙂