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Great Lives in Graphics: Martin Luther King


The  'Great Lives in Graphics'  series is a new way of looking at the lives of famous and influential people. It takes the essential dates and achievements of each person's life, mixes them with lesser-known facts and trivia and uses infographics to show them in a fresh, visual way that is genuinely engaging for children and young adults. The result is a colourful, fascinating and often surprising representation of that person's life, work and legacy.

Using timelines, maps, repeated motifs and many more beautiful and informative illustrations, readers learn not just about the main subject of the book, but also about the cultural background of the time in which that person lived.

A genuinely engaging way to explore great lives

Aimed at children and young adults aged 8 to 12

Conveys the life of a notable figure in an accessible and fun way

Fact-packed infographics capture the key information about each person's life and work

Builds into a colour-coded library of collectible biographies

Instant, fun, striking and enjoyable to dip into

Always educational, but also surprising 

Each book includes 15 spreads, all of which feature an introductory paragraph and a visual concept.

There are a few set concepts in each book: 

Introduction  an inspirational overview of their life, highlighting obstacles faced and the tenacity required to overcome them.

Timeline spread  charting their life from birth to death and including major world events, putting their story in historical context.

Family outline  early family life and experiences in education, relating them to similar questions and challenges children face today.

Geographical overview  map showing the important places that feature in their lives, for example where they were born, worked, lived and died.

Glossary  helping children to expand their vocabulary.

Information is presented as visually as possible, be it a set of numbers or even a single number expressed with repeated icons.

Versus spreads highlight anything that compares and contrasts.

Did You Know facts, definition boxes and inspiring quotes accompany each spread.

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