The Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis the Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

The Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis the Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

Details

Author(s)
Jim Haskins, Kathleen Benson, Aaron Boyd
Format
Paperback | 64 pages
Dimensions
135 x 206 x 8mm | 113g
Publication date
08 Jan 2019
Publisher
Lee & Low Books
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
1620148544
ISBN13
9781620148549

Description

The son of an Alabama sharecropper, John Lewis experienced the injustice of segregation early in life. Inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis joined with civil rights leaders who believed in fighting segregation peacefully, In the face of physical attacks, he persevered with dignity and a devotion to nonviolence, standing in the forefront of major civil rights protests and helping southern black people gain the right to vote. In 1986 Lewis was elected to represent Georgia in the United States Congress, where he continues to serve today. Lewis's passionate belief in justice is a beacon for all who wish to make our country a better place.

The Story of Civil Rights Hero John Lewis celebrates the life of a living legend of American history. This chapter book includes black-and-white illustrations as well as sidebars on related subjects, a timeline, a glossary, and recommended reading.


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