The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. ($7) is a great book to start teaching toddlers about MLK Jr. The story begins with Martin as a young boy, showing how he loved school and always did more than what was required of him. It also shows the dark side — that little Martin and his family weren't allowed to eat wherever they wanted, and were forced to use separate water fountains. The story ends on a high note, with readers seeing an adult Martin making his famous "I Have a Dream Speech," and how everyone finally was able to eat where they chose, drink out of any water fountain, and go to any school.
The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.