Reader's theater from the pages of Scholastic's Storyworks magazine, this original play is based on a true story from Martin Luther King's childhood in which neighborhood white boys refused to play baseball with him due to the color of his skin. Suitable for reader's theater or stage performance, it includes parts for ten to twelve actors, a comprehension activity, and extensions. Ideal for students in grades 4 through 6, but also suitable for both 3rd and 7th. Use it for MLK Day or African-American History Month to improve fluency, build comprehension, meet the CCSs, and engage students in Civil Rights history. Includes comprehension activity, key, teacher notes, and extension ideas. Fully reproducible: the original purchaser is licensed to reproduce one classroom set per year. Browse my TpT site for other professionally-published MLK plays. Thanks!