AEA Digital Library

AP Images

  • AP Images provides primary source content. A search for Martin Luther King, Jr., located about 1500 images.


Martin's Big Words cover.

  • Listen to and/or read the books, Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport and Martin Luther King Jr., by Wil Mara. In addition, a lesson plan, relevant web sites, and activities that allow students to show what they learned are provided.

Britannica Online:

  • "Martin Luther King, Jr.." Britannica School.Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 10 Dec. 2015. URL.

    • In addition to encyclopedia articles written at three different reading levels, students can access images and videos, recommended web sites, magazine articles and the transcript of King’s, "I Have a Dream" speech.


  • "Martin Luther King, Jr." Kids InfoBits. Gale, 2005. Kids InfoBits. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.  URL.

    • Gale provides databases for students in K-12.  Kids InfoBits targets elementary students and provides information from books, magazines and images.


  • Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have A Dream-Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.. Soundworks. Learn360. 10 December 2015 URL
    Martin Luther King at a podium

Listen and watch Martin Luther King Jr., deliver his "I Have a Dream Speech" on Learn360. In addition to recorded speeches, Learn360 has full length videos, video clips, images, timelines, and articles on Martin Luther King, Jr.

I've Seen the Promised Land book cover.

Looking for ways to use literature across the curriculum? TeachingBooks provides teaching ideas incorporating book guides, lesson plans, book readings, author blogs and author interviews to help you do that. Click on this link to see books about Martin Luther King Jr., you can use in your classroom.

Martin Luther King Jr. Book Cover


  • TrueFlix just recently added a few biographies. Students can read or have the book, Martin Luther King Jr. by Josh Gregory read to them. In addition, TrueFlix provides background information on the subject, a lesson plan, explore more ideas, a project idea, recommended web sites and a some simple assessment tools.


Martin Luther King, Jr. and the March on Washington.

  • MackinVia is the  joint effort of seven AEAs in Iowa to provide students and teachers access to eBooks. Currently, the collection has three biographies on Martin Luther King Jr. The MackinVia reader includes a built-in dictionary, as well as the ability to highlight text and take notes.


The Civil Rights Movement book cover.

  • FreedomFlix is similar to TrueFlix but written for an older audience. It includes information about both United States history and Ancient history. Learn about Martin Luther King Jr.’s, impact on the civil rights movement in the eBook, The Civil Rights Movement by Jennifer Zeiger. Again, multiple resources are provided to help you use this book in your curriculum.

Lending Library:

  • A list of available resources on Martin Luther King Jr., is available under the public resource lists in the NWAEA Media Online Catalog. You’ll find K-12 books, audio books and DVDs centered around the life of Martin Luther King Jr., and the impact he had on America. You can also access the resources here.

What’s New:

  • Northwest AEA just added an eBook bilingual collection. You can access this collection through MackinVia or from NWAEA’s online resources page. The collection is designed to support English Language Learners in acquiring academic vocabulary in both English and Spanish. The eBooks are narrated by native language speakers for both language groups. If you’re interested in learning more, this short video provides an overview and ideas for using the resource.