John Lewis in the Lead

By Horn Book Guide

The authors follow Lewis (twenty-year veteran in Congress) from his student years as an aspiring minister and admirer of Martin Luther King Jr. to his leading role in the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1964. The authors’ spare, understated narration renders the courage of Lewis and his fellow nonviolent protesters even more telling. Andrews’ expertly composed oils and fabric collages enhance the drama.