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Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis / Jabari Asim ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Asim, Jabari, 1962- (author.). Lewis, Earl B., (illustrator.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Kenton County.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch J B L6742a (Text) 33126022401024 JBiography Available -
Erlanger Branch J B L6742a (Text) 33126022401016 JBiography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399168567
  • ISBN: 0399168567
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Nancy Paulsen Books, [2016]

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"Critically 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 up a 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 farm's 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 Asim's stirring prose and E.B. Lewis's stunning, light-filled impressionistic watercolor paintings, includes an author's 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, and is now a Georgia congressman"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- > Childhood and youth.
African American civil rights workers > Religious life.
African American boys > Alabama > Biography.
Chickens.
Preaching.
Rural children > Alabama.
Legislators > United States > Biography.
African American legislators > Biography.
Alabama > Rural conditions > 20th century.
Christian biography > United States.
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