This grade 5 historical fiction reading unit (level W) is about the march that Martin Luther King, Jr. led in Memphis in 1968 from the perspective of a man who lived in Memphis at the time. Students learn about historical fiction as a literary genre and do a literary analysis that focuses on mood. The unit contains teacher support pages, a reading selection with supporting illustrations, and activities to guide students in close reading of the text. Students also gain practice applying topic and academic vocabulary. The unit concludes with a reading comprehension activity and a text-based writing activity.