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ANew York Times Best Illustrated BookCritically 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 upa 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 farms 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 Asims stirring prose and E B Lewiss stunning, light filled impressionistic watercolor paintings, includes an authors 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 John Lewis is now a Georgia congressman, who is still an activist today, recently holding a sit in on the House floor of the US Capitol to try to force a vote on gun violence His March Book Three recently won the National Book Award, as well as the American Library Association s Coretta Scott King Author Award, Printz Award, and Sibert Award


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