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Author Asim, Jabari, 1962- author.

Title Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis / Jabari Asim ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2016]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Biography  J BIO LEWIS    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Juvenile Biography  J BIO LEWIS    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience 670L Lexile
Note 670L Lexile
Accelerated Reader LG 4.3 0.5 187654
Study Program Accelerated Reader LG 4.3 0.5 187654
Subject Lewis, John, 1940-2020 -- Childhood and youth -- Juvenile literature.
African American civil rights workers -- Religious life -- Juvenile literature.
African American boys -- Alabama -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Chickens -- Juvenile literature.
Preaching -- Juvenile literature.
Rural children -- Alabama -- Juvenile literature.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American legislators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Christian biography -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Alabama -- Rural conditions -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Added Author Lewis, Earl B., illustrator.
ISBN 9780399168567 (hardback)
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