The Rights of the Lefts: In Honor of Martin Luther King
This story is about a kingdom long ago and far away where the right-handed people were in charge: they ate the best food and enjoyed the best jobs and lived in the best houses. The left-handed people, however, did not enjoy any of those comforts. No, they lived in the fields and ate while they worked and slept on the ground. But this was how things were, this was how life had been for years and years and though there were some that didn’t agree with this, no one spoke up against the king and queen who ruled them.
And then something remarkable happened. The king and queen had twins and only one of them was right-handed. The other was left-handed — and now, they were faced with an important decision. And what happens next is not what you would expect.
Projects, Crafts, and Recipes for this Story
sparkle craft- “speak out” postcard writing kit
With a few dabs of fabric glue and some very fun, non-technical sewing, you'll have a nifty kit that's all prepared the next time you or your little ones need to speak out about an injustice. In fact, this kit is so cute and fun to make that it might even encourage you to speak out more often.
Storybox Playlist: In Honor of Martin Luther King — Stories of Civil Rights
Each January 18th here in the US, we honor the memory of the great civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He worked tirelessly during the 1960's to bring change and create equal rights for the African American citizens of this nation. He was and still is a hero to many and for that we honor him this week with stories about civil rights.