In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the 2016 documentary film, "I Am Not Your Negro," based on the writer and activist James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House, in a clip from an interview with Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke of his commitment to nonviolence, saying, "one of the first principles of nonviolence is a willingness to be a recipient of violence while never inflicting violence upon another." His words and wisdom are remembered today in honor of his birthday.

Here is a short list of books to read in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. 

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

Dear Martin Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781101939529
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Published: Ember - September 4th, 2018

His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope Cover Image
By Jon Meacham, John Lewis (Afterword by)
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984855022
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House - August 25th, 2020

The Three Mothers: How the Mothers of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and James Baldwin Shaped a Nation Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250756121
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Published: Flatiron Books - February 2nd, 2021

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541617865
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Published: Basic Books - March 31st, 2020

The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631491665
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Liveright - October 20th, 2020

Nine Days: The Race to Save Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life and Win the 1960 Election Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781250155702
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - January 12th, 2021

Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-63 Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780671687427
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 15th, 1989

Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (A Big Words Book #1) Cover Image
By Doreen Rappaport, Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780786807147
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - October 1st, 2001

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