Meeting Dr. Martin Luther King


Papa Lemon and Mama Sarah are the neighborhood grandparents in the small town of West, Mississippi. Papa Lemon helps five multi-cultural friends learn about our nations diverse heritage by sending them back in time via a magical train. The friends visit Dr. King at his famous “I Have A Dream” speech and learn the qualities of being a great leader.

My daughter had the opportunity to meet Mr Riley, and she loves the books, she is reading #2 she just finished #1, great reading for 3rd graders.

The Boots are Really Nice,

I recently purchased this book for my 9-year-old niece. My family was having trouble getting her to practice reading, and I thought she might like to read the story of Dr. Martin Luther King on MLK Day. She sat down and read the entire book without complaining, and when I told her that I was going to get her other Papa Lemon books, she wrote me the following e-mail:
So it appears we still need to work on spelling and grammar, but as far as fun stories for kids and adults who read to and with kids, Papa Lemon books are great. It’s also a nice way for kids to learn respect for diversity and other generations.
In the interest of full disclosure, I am a friend of the author’s cousin, who is the director of marketing for Papa Lemon books. I believe in the good that the books can do or I would not be able to recommend them so highly to my family or other kids.

S. Milbrandt,

This book tells a story about real people and how they met Dr. King. A really neat way to learn about history and civil rights. Two of the characters are my mother and father!

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What a fun and up beat book for the young and old alike. I sure enjoyed it and I am looking forward to the next adventures in book 2

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This short children’s story transports the reader into the past aboard a time traveling train. Children learn about Martin Luther King’s passion for respect and equal rights for all people.

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