Courage in Action
From the Series Gateway Biographies
John Lewis was 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, which he occupied for three decades. Walk with Lewis from a tenant farm in Alabama, across the segregated southern United States, and into Washington, DC, where he worked for equality for all Americans.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Narrative Nonfiction, Diverse Books: Race & Ethnicity, Diverse Books: Social Justice, Diversity|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Reading Counts! Level||5.6|
“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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