Level 2 Ready-to-Read Young Martin Luther King Jr. is having some problems with his best friend, Bobby. First, they are going to different schools this year. Next, Bobby's dad is not letting his son play with Martin. When Martin learns why, he is confused and hurt-but he learns a lesson that he will never forget. Ready-to-Read books offer children a world of possibilities at four different reading levels: Pre-Level 1 Recognizing Words * Word repetition * Familiar words and phrases * Simple sentences Level 1 Starting to Read * Simple stories * Increased vocabulary * Longer sentences Level 2 Reading Independently * More-complex stories * Varied sentence structure * Paragraphs and short chapters Level 3 Reading Proficiently * Rich vocabulary * More-challenging stories * Longer chapters.