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

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

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Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis
Title
Preaching to the chickens
Title remainder
the story of young John Lewis
Statement of responsibility
Jabari Asim ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
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Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
"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"--
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Award
  • New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, 2016.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2017
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10532898
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Asim, Jabari
Dewey number
  • 328.73/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
670
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewis, Earl B.
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, John
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American boys
  • Chickens
  • Preaching
  • Rural children
  • Legislators
  • African American legislators
  • Christian biography
  • Alabama
Target audience
primary
Label
Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis, Jabari Asim ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399168567
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2015048281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936192120
Label
Preaching to the chickens : the story of young John Lewis, Jabari Asim ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780399168567
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2015048281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)936192120

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