King's Courage
King's Courage

Series: Blast To The Past Vol. 4   

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Annotation: Abigail, Zack, Jacob, and Bo go back in time to try to persuade Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to lead a voting rights march.
Catalog Number: #80434
Format: Perma-Bound Edition
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Publisher: Aladdin
Copyright Date: 2006
Edition Date: 2014
Illustrator: Wenzel, David,
Pages: 106 pages
Availability: Available (Limited Quantities Available / While Supplies Last)
ISBN: Publisher: 1-442-49537-5 Perma-Bound: 0-605-80395-1
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-442-49537-1 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-80395-4
Dewey: Fic
LCCN: 2005926072
Dimensions: 20 cm.
Language: English
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In the third entry in the Blast to the Past series, adventures in the mold of the Magic Treehouse and Time Warp Trio books, Abigail and her three pals receive another mission from their social-studies teacher. This time, their time machine lands them in Selma, Alabama, during the voters' rights marches of 1965, and the group must convince a disheartened Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to stay the course--while wrangling an accidentally transported toddler. The series' mysterious epidemic of discouragement among American historical figures doesn't bear much scrutiny, and in this particular scenario, it's a little jarring that none of the kids are African American. Still, children will respond to the portrayal of the lauded history maker as a fallible, approachable human being as well as to the urgent threat of nullified civil rights. Jaunty illustrations and a brisk, plot-driven pace are just right for newcomers to chapter books; perhaps with an eye to streamlining the text for its intended audience, the term blacks is used throughout rather than the multisyllabic African Americans.
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Word Count: 14,935
Reading Level: 4.3
Interest Level: 2-5
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 4.3 / points: 2.0 / quiz: 103954 / grade: Lower Grades
Reading Counts!: reading level:3.5 / points:5.0 / quiz:Q43718
Lexile: 620L

The Blast to the Past gang gets the chance to impact civil rights when they meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and give him their vote of confidence.

It’s another exciting Monday for Abigail, Zack, Jacob, and Bo—they are going to jump back to the past to meet Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! The kids need to convince Dr. King not to get discouraged and to lead one of his famous voting rights marches. And they’ve got to do it with the twins’ baby brother, Gabe, in tow!

This mission will be more challenging—and more surprising—than any that they’ve faced so far. Luckily, they’ll get some help from two very special people...

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