Biography for Martin's Big Words : The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Doreen Rappaport's nonfiction and historical fiction books have been acclaimed for their meticulous research and varied literary styles. She is the recipient of theWashington Post-Children's Book Guild lifetime achievement award for the writing of nonfiction. Among her many award-winning biographies areMartin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., illustrated by Bryan Collier, a Caldecott Honor Book, Coretta Scott King Honor Book, Orbis Pictus Honor Book, and a Jane Addams Children's Book Award winner;Abe's Honest Words: The Life of Abraham Lincoln, illustrated by Kadir Nelson, an ALSC Notable Children's Book, CCBC Best Book of the Year, an IRA Teacher's Choice, and winner of Library of Virginia's Whitney and Scott Cardoza Award; andHelen's Big World, illustrated by Matt Tavares, an ALA Notable Book for Middle Readers, CCBC Best Book of the Year, and an Oppenheim SNAP (Special Needs Adaptable Products) Award winner.She lives and writes in upstate New York. Visit her at

Caldecott Honor Book and Coretta Scott King Book Illustrator Award winner Bryan Collier has created art for many award winning children's books, including his master achievements,Rosa, Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Freedom River,and John's Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon. Bryan lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.