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John Lewis In The Lead - A Story of the Civil Rights Movement (Hardcover, Library binding) Loot Price: R351
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John Lewis In The Lead - A Story of the Civil Rights Movement (Hardcover, Library binding): Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson

John Lewis In The Lead - A Story of the Civil Rights Movement (Hardcover, Library binding)

Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson; Illustrated by Benny Andrews

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John Lewis was born at a time when the winds of change were blowing." The son of an Alabama sharecropper, Lewis was 15 when he heard Martin Luther King Jr. talking about the Montgomery bus boycott and realized "It was time to turn things upside down in order to set them right side up." By the time he went to college in Nashville, Tenn., Lewis was committed to the Civil Rights movement and was soon to be involved in every major event. In 1986, he was elected to the United States House of Representatives from Georgia. The writing here is dramatic, matching well Andrews's beautiful folk art-style illustrations, rendered in oils and fabric collage. The bibliography, however, consists only of two works by Lewis himself and an interview with him-no other works to root the subject in the larger historical perspective or to guide young readers to the growing number of fine works on the period. Still, this is an attractive portrait of a "living legend" and a good match with Delivering Justice (2006), also by Haskins and Andrews. (timeline) (Picture book. 7-12) (Kirkus Reviews)
The son of an Alabama sharecropper, John Lewis experienced the injustice of segregation early in life. Inspired to action by the words of Martin Luther King, Lewis joined with him and other civil rights leaders who believed in fighting segregation peacefully. This book tells his story.

General

Imprint: Lee & Low Books
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2007
First published: October 2006
Authors: Jim Haskins • Kathleen Benson
Illustrators: Benny Andrews
Dimensions: 290 x 220 x 9mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Edition: Library binding
ISBN-13: 978-1-58430-250-6
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Humanities > History > General
Books > Children's & Educational > Life skills & personal awareness, general studies > Personal awareness: family, relationship & social issues > General
LSN: 1-58430-250-X
Barcode: 9781584302506

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