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Publisher's Summary

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim gives listeners a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of civil rights leader John Lewis.

Even as a very young boy, John Lewis knew he wanted to be a preacher when he grew up. He wanted to be the kind of leader who could use his passionate speeches to stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. But why wait to grow up? At five years old, when he became the official caretaker of the 60 chickens on his family's farm, he realized he had a wonderful audience to practice on - and they became this brave civil rights activist's first flock, content under his watchful care and riveted by the power of his words.

©2016 Jabari Asim (P)2016 Recorded Books

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Food for your soul.

Gathered strength hearing how focused and steadfast this little boy was. Kind and full of joy. Loved narrator singing

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very entertaining!

Very entertaining. I enjoyed listening to how Mr. Lewis grew up in Alabama. And it was intriguing to here how he grew to love his chickens. Actually reminds me of how King David grew to love his sheep!

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Great Book!

This is a great book for chiildren. It captures John Lewis's childhood on the farm in Alabama.

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For young reader.

Great read for a young person for a school project on Cival Rights Era , good narrative.

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Wonderful story

This is a great introduction to John Lewis for young children. The story is captivating and the reader's voice is perfect.