Books About and By Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Coll Rowe | January 12 2024 | HistoryBlack History Month

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., we are sharing books about his life and legacy, and books that include his writings and speeches. We remember and value his fight for equality and his impact on the world.

Why We Can't Wait

Here is Martin Luther King Jr.’s classic exploration of the events and forces behind the Civil Rights Movement—including his Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963.

$9.99 US
Jan 01, 2000
Mass Market Paperback
240 Pages

A Time to Break Silence
The Essential Works of Martin Luther King, Jr., for Students

A Time to Break Silence presents Martin Luther King, Jr.’s most important writings and speeches—carefully selected by teachers across a variety of disciplines—in an accessible and user-friendly volume.

$18.00 US
Nov 05, 2013
272 Pages
Beacon Press

Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Life

Here is an inspiring portrait of the incredible life and lasting influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

$24.00 US
Dec 27, 2005
224 Pages
Penguin Books

"All Labor Has Dignity"

“All Labor Has Dignity” is an unprecedented and timely collection of Dr. King’s speeches on labor rights and economic justice.

$21.00 US
Jan 10, 2012
264 Pages
Beacon Press

The Radical King

Arranged thematically in four parts, The Radical King includes twenty-three selections, curated and introduced by Dr. Cornel West, that illustrate King’s revolutionary vision, underscoring his identification with the poor, his unapologetic opposition to the Vietnam War, and his crusade against global imperialism.

$19.00 US
Jan 12, 2016
320 Pages
Beacon Press

Strength to Love

The classic collection of Dr. King’s sermons that fuse his Christian teachings with his radical ideas of love and nonviolence as a means to combat hate and oppression.

$23.95 US
Oct 15, 2019
192 Pages
Beacon Press