Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis - Jabari Asim, E. B. Lewis

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As a child, legendary congressman John Lewis was in charge of the chickens on his family’s sprawling Alabama farm. He got up early every morning to feed them dried corn, line their nests with straw, and talk to them. Inspired by the music and ministers of his family’s church, John also began Preaching to the Chickens (Nancy Paulsen, $17.99). He didn’t mind that his brothers and sisters mockingly called him Preacher: he hoped that one day his words really would move people to action. Jabari Asim provides a glimpse into the roots of Lewis’s activism, which began with the civil rights movement and continues today. E.B. Lewis’s watercolor and gouache illustrations gloriously emphasize the lighting of each scene and perfectly match the tone and mood of this simple yet prophetic story. Ages 5-8.

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By Jabari Asim, E. B. Lewis (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780399168567
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - October 11th, 2016

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