Perfect for Black History Month or to celebrate Martin Luther King Day! Imagine if your first encounter with Martin Luther King was behind bars. "In the Jailhouse with Dr. King" takes place during the Montgomery Bus Boycott and King's first incarceration. This work of historical fiction is suitable for reader's theater or stage performance and can be adapted to include music from the Civil Rights Movement. From seven to fourteen parts, use it with students in grades 5 through 7 (and potentially 4 - 8) to improve fluency, build comprehension, and meet the CCSs. A full class set of an inspiring Civil Rights play for around three bucks! Be sure to checkout the wide-variety of my professional-written Civil Rights plays here on TpT, most of which were originally published in Scholastic's classroom magazines. Thanks!