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Martin Luther King, Jr. Books in Braille

MLK collage

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday celebrated the third Monday in January each year in the United States.  Dr. King's memory is often honored in discussions about Civil Rights and diversity.  

The books below are available in braille and/or large print.


Seedlings Braille Books for Children offers two titles:

Cover of Martin Luther King, Jr. A Man of PeaceMartin Luther King, Jr.:  A Man of Peace
by Lillie Patterson
54 pages, Ages 8-12



Simple text describes the life and accomplishments of the civil rights leader
...If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther KingCover of If You Lived at the Time of Martin Luther King
by Ellen Levine
55 pages, Ages 7-10

This book focuses on the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. 


American Printing House for the Blind (APH) 

Cover of Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King
by Jean Marzollo
Format:  Braille, 1 volume
Grade Level: 2
An introduction to the life of Dr. King, written especially for young readers

Cover of book

By David A. Adler, ilustrado por Robert Casilla, traduccion de Teresa Mlawer
Format:  Large print, 1 volume
A brief biography of the civil rights leader, in Spanish (en español)
Additional titles are available from APH



Posted on January 6, 2015
Updated on: February 8, 2018