Because of You, John Lewis
Because of You, John Lewis
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Because of You, John Lewis

Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney
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4 - 8
Reading age
40
Page count
37
Words per page
720L
Lexile measure
Jun 7, 2022
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An inspiring story of a friendship between Congressman John Lewis and ten-year-old activist Tybre Faw by New York Times bestselling and Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney!When young Tybre Faw discovers John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for voting rights, Tybre is determined to meet him. Tybre’s two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma, Alabama, where Lewis invites Tybre to join him in the annual memorial walk across the Bridge. And so begins a most amazing friendship! ​​​​​​​ In rich, poetic language, Andrea Davis Pinkney weaves the true story of a boy with a dream–together with the story of a real-life hero (who himself had a life-altering friendship with Martin Luther King, Jr. when he was young!). Keith Henry Brown’s deeply affecting paintings bring this inspiring bond between a young activist and an elder congressman vividly to life. ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Who will be next to rise up and turn the page on history?

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9781338759082
    Publication Date
    June 7, 2022
    Publisher
    Scholastic Press
    Page Count
    40
    Words Per Page
    37
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    4 - 8 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2021002188
    Lexile® Level
    720L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Q
    ATOS® Book Level
    3.9
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    515354
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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