John Lewis in the Lead

By Horn Book Magazine

The authors’ spare, understated narration renders the courage of Lewis and his fellow nonviolent protestors, who repeatedly endured vicious attacks, even more telling. Andrews’s expertly composed art (oils and fabric collage) enhance the drama. Though meek in scale and demeanor, the slender, exaggeratedly vertical heroes dominate the space with an inner integrity that stands in subtle contrast to the troopers’ aggressive angularity.