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.
This is a fascinating glimpse into the childhood of civil rights John Lewis (1940-2020), 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 then a Georgia congressman. Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott-Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis infuse John's Lewis' story with inspiring soulfulness in stirring prose and stunning, light-filled impressionistic paintings.
• 32 pages
• Ideal for ages 5-8 years
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