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 – publisher
Reading level – 4.3