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Because of You, John Lewis

This book is about John Lewis
"Because of You, John Lewis" is an evocative celebration of the power of mentorship and activism, penned by the talented Andrea Davis Pinkney and adorned with the expressive paintings of Keith Henry Brown. This book, released on June 7, 2022, unfolds the heartfelt tale of Tybre Faw, a ten-year-old inspired by the legendary John Lewis's courageous walk for voting rights at Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge. Fueled by admiration and the stories of his grandmothers, Tybre's journey to meet Lewis transforms into a profound friendship, symbolizing the torch being passed to a new generation of activists. Ideal for elementary school readers, this story not only explores the domains of racial justice and voting rights but also instills a sense of responsibility and hope, asking the poignant question, "Who will be next to rise up and turn the page on history?" This narrative, rich in historical context and personal growth, inspires young minds to reflect on their role in shaping a just future.
Published by Scholastic Press on June 7, 2022
40 pages
ISBN: 9781338759082
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice and Political Justice, highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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