MLK Resources

Project Planning Tools

Engaging College Students Toolkit (created by NC Campus Compact)
MLK Challenge toolkit (created by NC Campus Compact)
Semester of Service Strategy Guide (created by Youth Service America)
Action Guides (created by the Corporation for National and Community Service)

Promotional/Marketing Materials (free)

MLK Merchandise


"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. -- An American Story Coloring Book" 

Carson, C. (ed.). The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.Warner Books, reprint edition, 2001
Cone, J.H. Martin & Malcolm & America: A dream of a nightmare. New York; Orbis Books, 1992.
King, Jr., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. Harper & Row Publishers, New
York, 1964.
King, Jr., Martin Luther. Strength to Love. Fortress Press, Philadelphia, PA, 1981
Miller, Keith D., Voice of Deliverance: The Language of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Its SourcesUniversity of Georgia Press, 1998
Washington, James Melvin, Editor. A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin
Luther King, Jr.
Harper San Francisco, New York,  reprint 2003

Children’s Books
Alder, D.A Picture Book of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Alder, D. Martin Luther King, Jr. : Free at Last
Bolden, Tonya. Tell All the Children Our Story: Memories and Mementos of Being Young and Black. Harry
N. Abrams, 2002.
Boone-Jones, M. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Picture Story.
Bray, R. Martin Luther King.
Bridges, Ruby, Through My Eyes. Scholastic, 1999.
Carson, C. 1998. A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the great sermons of Reverend Martin Luther
King, Jr.

Clayton, E. Martin Luther King: The Peaceful Warrior.
King, Casey, and Linda Barrett Osborne. Oh, Freedom! Kids Talk About the Civil Rights Movement With
People Who Made it Happen
Knopf, 1997.
I Have a Dream: The Story of Martin Luther King, Scholastic, 1997.
Lowery, L. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
Marzollo, J. Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King.
attern, J. Young Martin Luther King, Jr. “I Have a Dream”.
McWhorter, Diane. A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968. Scholastic
Nonfiction, 2004.
Patrick. D. A Lesson for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Patterson, L. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Movement: Facts on File.
Rappaport, Doreen Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rochelle, Belinda Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights. Puffin, 1997.


The Spirit of Service MLK Day Curriculum from Scholastic
Help students and educators honor Dr. King's legacy and commitment to service with special projects and curriculum-based lessons for grades 3-5 and 6-8. These lessons and projects approach the idea of service through the lenses of language arts, social studies, and science. The materials provide students with the opportunity to experience the joy of service in the classroom. 

MLK Day: A Day On, Not a Day Off Curriculum from The Asset Edge
These three half-day experiences for developing a Martin Luther King Day event help youth engage in activism at three levels as they also explore the meaning of serving, equity, leadership, and justice through advocacy.  These outlines are part of the free Seasons of Service: Engaging Youth in Service Throughout the Year curriculum, which you can download at    

DVDs and Videos

King: Man of Peace in a Time of War

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Righs Movement (compilation of videos)
Citizen King

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

Biography:  Martin Luther King Jr. - The Man and the Dream
Videos you can access at the National Service Learning Clearinghouse:

Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream -
Holidays for Children: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Historical Perspective -
In Remembrance of Martin -
Great Americans for Children: Martin Luther King, Jr. -
Our Friend, Martin: An Adventure Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. -

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King: Commemorative Collection


The King Center

MLK Day of Service Service-Learning Curriculum

Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute

History Channel 

Seattle Times’ MLK Electronic Classroom