Spring 2018

John Lewis

Courage in Action

From the Series Gateway Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

John Lewis is known as one of the most courageous leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Inspired as a boy by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Lewis would go on to spend more than fifty years fighting for equal rights. Lewis used nonviolent protest methods, participated in sit-ins, helped organize the March on Washington, and led a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. In 1986 Lewis won a seat in US Congress, and has held the position ever since. Walk with Lewis from a tenant farm in Alabama, across the segregated southern United States, and into Washington, DC, where he continues to work for equality for all Americans.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JNF007050, JNF007070
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publications
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Publication Date 2018-01-01
ISBN 9781541512382, 9781541512399
Title Format Library Bound Hardcover, Multi-user ebook
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 870
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource

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“A motivating, passionate look at a man who was not afraid to live, protest, and fight for his belief in equal rights for all Americans.”—Booklist

Author: Matt Doeden

Matt Doeden began his career as a sports writer. Since then, he's spent more than a decade writing and editing children's nonfiction. Matt lives in Minnesota with his family.

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