Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Edgar Allan Poe!

In addition to being Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, today is the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth (quite a pair, we know!) Here are some selections available from RB that would be great to use in lessons on either of these great men.

picture-4Edgar Allan Poe
The Cask of Amontillado SmartReader
The Man Who Was Poe by Avi
Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl
Tales of Terror collection by Edgar Allan Poe
The Tell-Tale Heart InstantLesson


In celebration of Poe’s birthday and our Baltimore Ravens’ trip to the AFC Championship, click here to listen to our recording of The Tell-Tale Heart from Tales of Terror. Right click to download the mp3.

picture-5Martin Luther King, Jr.
Birmingham, 1963 by Carole Weatherford
Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership by Donald T. Phillips
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. SmartReader Level 1 and Level 2
Thank You, Dr. Marting Luther King, Jr.! An NCSS-CBC Notable Children’s Book
We Are One: The Story of Bayard Rustin is about another notable Civil Rights leader who worked with King

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