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Writer’s Digest lists the 20 best poems for kids.

Classic children’s poems by famous poets. 

PBS features 10 of the most popular poets for children.

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Jacqueline Woodson, Children's Poet Laureate.








Dr Martin Luther King, Jr
His Life:

Photos and information on Dr. King’s work in Civil Rights. http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/history/martin-luther-king-jr/

A simple movie for young children about Dr. Martin Luther King and his work. https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/freemovies/martinlutherkingjr/

A Biography of Dr. King followed by links on Civil Rights http://www.ducksters.com/biography/martin_luther_king_jr.php

The full text to Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm

T
he Holiday:

Basic information on why the day is celebrated   http://www.usconsulate.org.hk/pas/kids/mlkd.htm

How Martin Luther King Day Became a Federal Holiday – more detailed information with sources provided:  http://afroamhistory.about.com/od/africanamericanculture/a/History-Of-Martin-Luther-King-Day.htm?utm_term=mt%20luther%20king%20day&utm_content=p1-main-4-title&utm_medium=sem&utm_source=google&utm_campaign=adid-bbeda1a3-3c3d-434a-a1af-6081c8e1109d-0-ab_gsb_ocode-5924&ad=semD&an=google_s&am=broad&q=mt%20luther%20king%20day&dqi=&o=5924&l=sem&qsrc=999&askid=bbeda1a3-3c3d-434a-a1af-6081c8e1109d-0-ab_gsb

Information on how the holiday is celebrated, Dr. King’s public life and brief background on Dr. King and the holiday. -  http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/martin-luther-king-day

Things to Do in Boston with Kids to Celebrate the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr - Links to events and activities:  
http://boston.mommypoppins.com/bostonkids/things-to-do-in-boston-with-kids-celebrating-the-legacy-of-dr-martin-luther-king-jr