A Librarian Reads…

March: Book One by John Lewis

John Lewis is a Congressman and was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Before all that, however, he was a poor black boy in a white man’s world. He loved tending to his family’s chickens and learning and preaching the gospel. He had dreams of becoming the kind of preacher who makes real change in the world. And he got his chance to start making that change when he joined the nonviolent protests during the college. Lewis took part in the protests to desegregate lunch counters, became acquainted with Martin Luther King, Jr., and joined with other like-minded individuals to fight for the rights we take for granted today.

This biography is in graphic format, making it easy to see and connect with the struggles faced by Lewis and his comrades as they used peaceful and non-violent protests to fight for equality. Contains strong language and scenes of violence. Recommended for high school and up.

 

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