John Lewis: Civil Rights Champion and Congressman by Alison Morretta tells the story of John Lewis’s life and struggle to effect meaningful change against the injustices faced by minorities throughout the world. The book is a powerful testimony to the actions of one individual, who began his activism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. After witnessing the murder of Emmett Till and the murder of three of his most loyal friends from gun violence, Lewis became a vocal protestor; he was anti-war, pro-LGBTQ, pro-immigrant, etc. To this day, he continues to speak out against what he sees as wrong. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the lives of famous African-Americans.
Review by Ryan D.
Last Modified May 16, 2022