Fall 2021

John Lewis

Civil Rights Champion and Politician

From the Set The Black American Journey

Describes the life and accomplishments of American civil rights champion, statesman, and politician John Lewis. Additional features to aid comprehension include a table of contents, informative captions and sidebars, a phonetic glossary,a time line, a Think-About-It section, and an index.

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  • Separate and Unequal
  • A “Preacher” Is Born
  • A Budding Activist
  • Marching Toward Equalit Y
  • A New Career in Politic S
  • Think About It
  • Time Line
  • Glossary
  • Further Information
  • Index
Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 7
Reading Level Grade 5
Dewey 920
Lexile 820L
ATOS Reading Level 5.6
Guided Reading Level X
Language English
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Format Reinforced book, Hosted ebook
ISBN 9781503854468, 9781503855328
Copyright 2022, 2022
Number of Pages 32, 32
Dimensions 8 x 9.5, 8 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs, Historical photographs

A noteworthy review of The Black American Journey from Booklist on September 1, 2021

The Black American Journey is the latest generation of the publisher’s Journey to Freedom: The African American Library series (circa 2000) and The African American Journey series (a decade later). Some of the recent books are entirely new, while others are revised editions. The repackaged texts appear to be largely unchanged, although sentences or sections have sometimes been reworded (e.g., using enslaved people rather than slaves) or even omitted. The new book design, slightly smaller format, and increased use of color give the pages a more inviting look, and the smaller font is more suitable for the audience. With few textual updates, African Americans and the Revolutionary War examines Black minutemen and soldiers and whether this war truly delivered freedom. John Lewis traces the leader’s path from childhood to Congress but concentrates on his years practicing nonviolent resistance during the civil rights movement. The Racial Justice Movement discusses topics such as the killing of George Floyd and the creation of the Black Lives Matter movement while placing them within the historical context of racism and civil rights in America. The Underground Railroad omits the 2002 edition’s section on patchwork quilts carrying secret messages for people escaping slavery, a notion that many historians regard as folklore. With well-chosen illustrations appearing throughout the books, this series offers concise, informative introductions to elements of Black history.

Author: Golriz Golkar

Golriz Golkar is a teacher and children's book author who lives in Nice, France. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and looking for ladybugs on nature walks.