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Martin Luther King, Jr. Bibliography

To commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and in celebration of February's Black History Month, Alexandria Library has compiled the following resources. 


Martin Luther King Jr. resources: BooksAudiobooks, DVDsChildren Books

African American History: Subject Guide


Books

Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation

Gospel of freedom : Martin Luther King, Jr.'s letter from Birmingham Jail and the struggle that changed a nation

By Jonathan Rieder

Martin's dream : my journey and the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

By Clayborne Carson

Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign

Going down Jericho Road : the Memphis strike, Martin Luther King's last campaign

By Michael K. Honey

Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader

Becoming King : Martin Luther King, Jr. and the making of a national leader 

By Troy Jackson

The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Word of the Lord is upon me : the righteous performance of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Jonathan Rieder

April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and how it changed America

April 4, 1968 : Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and how it changed America

By Michael Dyson

A nation on fire : America in the wake of the King assassination

A nation on fire : America in the wake of the King assassination

By Clay Risen

The civil rights movement

The civil rights movement

By Colin Hynson

King : a comics biography

King : a comics biography 

By Ho Che Anderson

 Nobody turn me around : a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington

Nobody turn me around : a people's history of the 1963 march on Washington

By Charles Euchner

Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation

Behind the dream : the making of the speech that transformed a nation

By Clarence Jones

Desert rose : the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King

Desert rose : the life and legacy of Coretta Scott King

By Edythe Scott Bagley with Joe Hilley

"In a single garment of destiny" : a global vision of justice

"In a single garment of destiny" : a global vision of justice

By Martin Luther King, Jr.

 The King years : historic moments in the civil rights movement

The King years : historic moments in the civil rights movement 

By Taylor Branch

"All Labor Has Dignity"

"All Labor Has Dignity"

*eBook on OverDrive

By Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why we can't wait

Why we can't wait

*eBook on OverDrive

By Martin Luther King, Jr.


Hellhound on his trail [audiobook (CD)] : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin

Hellhound on his trail : the stalking of Martin Luther King, Jr., and the international hunt for his assassin 

By Hampton Sides

The last holiday : a memoir

The last holiday : a memoir 

By Gil Scott-Heron

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Audiobooks

Marching for freedom [audiobook (CD)] : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary

Marching for freedom [audiobook (CD)] : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary

By Elizabeth Partridge

American chronicles. Civil rights [audiobook (CD)] / NPR.

American chronicles. Civil rights [audiobook (CD)]

By Michele Norris (NPR)

Truth crushed to earth

Truth crushed to earth [audiobook (CD)].

 

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Thank you, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! 

*Available on OneClickDigital

By Eleanora Tate

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DVDs

The march [videorecording] : the story of the greatest march in American history

The march [videorecording] : the story of the greatest march in American history

 

Betty & Coretta [videorecording]

Betty & Coretta [videorecording] 

Marching for freedom [audiobook (CD)] : walk together, children, and don't you grow weary

MLK [videorecording] : the assassination tapes

 

Citizen King

Citizen King: 1963-1968 [videorecording]

Martin's big words [videorecording (DVD)] : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - and more stories from the African-American tradition.

Martin's big words [videorecording] : the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - and more stories from the African-American tradition. 

 Martin Luther King [videorecording] : "I have a dream."

Martin Luther King [videorecording] : "I have a dream."

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Children's Books 

My daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Martin Luther King III

The Cart that carried Martin

By Eve Bunting

We march

We march

By Shane W. Evans

My Uncle Martin's words for America : Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece tells how he made a difference

My Uncle Martin's words for America : Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece tells how he made a difference

By Angela Farris Watkins

Martin Luther King, Jr. : civil rights leader

Martin Luther King, Jr. : civil rights leader 

By M.C. Hall

Peaceful Heroes

Peaceful Heroes

By Jonah Winter

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 

By Dianne MacMillan

As good as anybody : Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march towards freedom

As good as anybody : Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel's amazing march towards freedom

By Richard Michelson

Coretta Scott King

Coretta Scott King

By Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

March on! : the day my brother Martin changed the world

March on! : the day my brother Martin changed the world 

By Christine King Farris

Martin's dream

Martin's dream

By Jane Kurtz

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

By Margaret McNamara

Martin Luther King, Jr. : great civil rights leader

Martin Luther King, Jr. : great civil rights leader

By Jennifer Fandel

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Kitson Jazynka

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