Books: Non-Fiction

John Lewis in the Lead: A Story of the Civil Rights Movement

Book – Non-fiction. By Jim Haskins and Kathleen Benson. Illustrated by Benny Andrews. 2006.
The life of Civil Rights Movement activist and now Congressman, John Lewis.

Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements

9781584302506A strikingly illustrated book, with the story of John Lewis, civil rights organizer and present-day Congressman from Georgia. The book is appropriate for students in upper elementary grades and above. It details Lewis’s life, from his Freedom Rides to integrate Greyhound buses, to the March on Washington, to voting rights struggles in Selma, Ala.

ISBN: 9781584302506 | Published by Lee and Low Books.

 

 

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