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John Lewis in his own words.

In 1956, at the age of 16, Civil Rights leader Congressman John Lewis walked into a public library in segregated Alabama  and was refused a library card. Among the many accomplishments of this great man's life was his award-winning work as a chronicler of the Civil Rights movement.  Honor his life by taking the time to read or re-read his significant works.

Walking with the wind : a memoir of the movement
by John Lewis

The son of an Alabama sharecropper and current U.S. Congressman shares his tale of a life in the trenches of the Civil Rights movement, vividly chronicling the numerous arrests, sit-ins, and marches that marked his political awakening in the 1950s and 1960s. Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, the Christopher Award and the Lillian Smith Book Award. It appeared on numerous bestseller lists, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year,  was named by the American Library Association as its Nonfiction Book of the Year,  and was included among Newsweek magazine's 2009 list of "50 Books For Our Times." It was critically acclaimed, with The Washington Post calling it "the definitive account of the civil rights movement" and the Los Angeles Times proclaiming it "destined to become a classic in civil rights literature. 

March. Book One 
by John Lewis

A multi-volume graphic account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights covers his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and his involvement in the Freedom rides and the Selma to Montgomery march. The release of March: Book Three in August 2016 brought all three volumes into the top 3 slots of the New York Times bestseller list for graphic novels for 6 consecutive weeks.
 The third volume was announced as the recipient of the 2017 Printz Award, the Coretta Scott King Award, the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction, the 2016 National Book Award in Young People's Literature.  Available in print and digitally on Hoopla.

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