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Because of you, John Lewis : the true story of a remarkable friendship  Cover Image Book Book

Because of you, John Lewis : the true story of a remarkable friendship / by Andrea Davis Pinkney ; illustrated by Keith Henry Brown.

Pinkney, Andrea Davis, (author.). Brown, Keith Henry, (illustrator.).

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  • ISBN: 9781338759082
  • ISBN: 1338759086
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"When young Tybre Faw discovers Congressman John Lewis and his heroic march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in the fight for the right to vote -- Tybre is determined to meet him. Tybre's two grandmothers take him on the seven-hour drive to Selma, Alabama,where Lewis invites Tybre to join him in the annual memorial walk across the Bridge. And so begins a most amazing friendship! In rich, poetic language, Andrea Davis Pinkney weaves the true story of a boy with a dream-together with the story of a real-life hero (who himself had a life-altering friendship with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was young!) Keith Henry Brown's deeply affecting paintings bring this inspiring bond between a young activist and an elder Congressman vividly to life. Both John Lewisand Martin Luther King, Jr. have left indelible marks on future generations. Will Tybre be next to carry the mantle?"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 4-8. Scholastic Press.
Grades 2-3. Scholastic Press.
Subject: Lewis, John, 1940-2020 > Juvenile literature.
Faw, Tybre > Juvenile literature.
Civil rights movement > History > 20th century > Juvenile literature.
African American legislators > Juvenile literature.
African American civil rights workers > Juvenile literature.
Friendship > Juvenile literature.

Available copies

  • 4 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pulaski County Library-Waynesville.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Pulaski County Library-Waynesville J 323.1196 Pin (Text) 33642000716498 Middle Rdr New Titles Available -

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