This Martin Luther King Digital Booktalk works anytime you want to promote civil rights books in the library. It’s designed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (mid-January), but it also works well for Black History Month in February. It currently includes over 28 civil rights-themed picture books, middle grade, and YA fiction and nonfiction titles.
The link below is for Google Slides, but if you prefer PowerPoint, you can find the PPT version of this Martin Luther King Digital Booktalk in my Free Resource Library (subscribe to get the password via email).
SLIDESHOW: MARTIN LUTHER KING DIGITAL BOOKTALK
The MLK booktalk slideshow is editable in Google Slides. Please feel free to make a copy and edit it for your library as you wish. I’ve included lots of popular books that are found in many libraries, but you can easily add your own library books, too.
Play the slides on a timed loop in the library or hallway to show off your library’s civil rights books.
To download the digital booktalk presentation, click the link underneath the slideshow below. Click “make a copy” when the message pops up to make a copy in your Google Drive. You can then edit it to include books from your school library.
I included some fantastic titles below, many of which have starred professional reviews. Some have also won book awards, so it can also make a great collection development tool. I also plan to update these slides from time to time to add new titles!
To edit this Martin Luther King Digital Booktalk, click this link and “make a copy” for your Google Drive.
RELATED RESOURCES FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES
If you need library lessons to go with this Martin Luther King Digital Booktalk, check out my ready-made lessons below! The booktalk slides are the same size and design as the presentations below, so you only need to copy and paste the booktalks into the Storytime or Digital Bulletin Board.
*Sixth graders fit into either the Library Lesson or the Digital Bulletin Board. If your sixth graders are on an elementary campus, I recommend the K-5 Library Lesson.