Because of You, John Lewis (Hardback)
  • Because of You, John Lewis (Hardback)

Because of You, John Lewis (Hardback)

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Hardback 40 Pages
Published: 02/06/2022
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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 author Andrea Davis Pinkney!

Ten-year-old Tybre Faw is obsessed with history

and the civil rights movement, and he devours

every book he can find on the subject. When he learns of Congressman

John Lewis's harrowing and heroic march across the Edmund Pettus

Bridge in the fight for the right to vote, Tybre is determined

to meet him.

Tybre's two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma.

And as the two meet and become fast friends, Tybre joins Lewis

for the annual walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge!

When John Lewis is laid to rest, Tybre is invited to read Lewis's

favourite poem, "Invictus," at the funeral service. Pinkney weaves

this story of a boy with a dream with the story of a true-life

hero (who himself was inspired by Martin Luther King when he

was a boy).

Who will be next to rise up and turn the page on history?

Perfect for those who want to learn more about the American civil

rights movement

An inspiring story of friendship

Full-colour illustrations by Keith Henry Brown.


Distinctions and Praise for Andrea Davis

Pinkney's previous title, Martin Rising:

Requiem for a King

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

A New York Public Library Best Book of the Year

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

* Unique and remarkable. -- Publishers Weekly, starred


* Each poem trembles under the weight of the story it tells...

Martin Rising packs an emotional wallop and, in perfect

homage, soars when read aloud. -- Booklist, starred review

* A powerful celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.School Library

Journal, starred review


Publisher: Scholastic US
ISBN: 9781338759082
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 289 x 217 x 11 mm

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