Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis
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Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis

Written by Jabari Asim & illustrated by E. B. Lewis
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5 - 8
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32
Page count
30
Words per page
670L
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Oct 11, 2016
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A New York Times Best Illustrated Book 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. John Lewis is now a Georgia congressman, who is still an activist today, recently holding a sit-in on the House floor of the U.S. Capitol to try to force a vote on gun violence. His March: Book Three recently won the National Book Award, as well as the American Library Association’s Coretta Scott King Author Award, Printz Award, and Sibert Award.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780399168567
    Publication Date
    October 11, 2016
    Publisher
    Penguin Young Readers Group
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    29.65625
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 8 years
    Lexile® Level
    670L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~P
    ATOS® Book Level
    4.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    187654
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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