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Preaching to the Chickens

Preaching to the Chickens

The Story of Young John Lewis

Book - 2016
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"Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E.B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis. John wants to be a preacher when he grows up a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm's flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice. Celebrating ingenuity and dreaming big, this inspirational story, featuring Jabari Asim's stirring prose and E.B. Lewis's stunning, light-filled impressionistic watercolor paintings, includes an author's note about John Lewis, who grew up to be a member of the Freedom Riders, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and demonstrator on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, and is now a Georgia congressman"--
Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399168567
Branch Call Number: JB L5873A 2016
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewis, Earl B.


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Jan 16, 2018

This book is beautifully illustrated by E.B. Lewis.
It depicts John Lewis's childhood on a farm in the deep South.

JCLAllisonD Nov 09, 2016

As I've been reading the graphic novels based on Congressman John Lewis's life, I was already a little familiar with this story. This is a great way to introduce little ones to the life of an amazing man.


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Jul 26, 2017

brown_bear_1457 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 12 and 12


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