|Fighting with love : the legacy of John Lewis
Author: Cline-Ransome, Lesa
The story of a groundbreaking civil rights leader, John Lewis. John Lewis left a cotton farm in Alabama to join the fight for civil rights. He was only a teenager. He soon became a leader of a moment that changed a nation. Walking at the side of his mentor, Dr. Martin Luther King, Lewis was led by his belief in peaceful action and voting rights.
Kirkus Reviews (+) (11/15/23)
School Library Journal (+) (01/19/24)
Booklist (+) (11/01/23)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/12/23)
The Hornbook (+) (00/01/24)
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School Library Journal - 01/19/2024 Gr 1–3—A deeply informative biography of the great civil rights leader, John Lewis, is added to this team's award-winning bibliography. Careful, lively details will draw readers into Lewis's story, from his years picking cotton near Troy, Alabama, to studying at the seminary, joining the NAACP, peaceful protesting, working with the Freedom Riders, and marching at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in a turning point for the Civil Rights Movement. Befitting the man, the text is rich and descriptive with a leveled tone of peace and love. Eye-catching mixed-media illustrations perfectly support the text while evoking an emotional response in a vibrant palette that captures both history in the making and the path of a man and his many deliberate choices. VERDICT A strong biography on John Lewis, this is a highly recommended volume will complement the civil rights shelves as well as collections on Black Americans who worked within and occasionally outside the political establishment but always for the good of the country. —Cassie Veselovsky - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.