Book of the Week

The Everybody’s Story Children’s Library will highlight a book selection each week from the new library. This book will be placed on the new library book shelf for all to see and check out.

This week’s selection is “Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis” by Jabari Asim.

Critically acclaimed author Jabari Asim and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator E. B. Lewis give readers a fascinating glimpse into the boyhood of Civil Rights leader John Lewis.

About the book: John wants to be a preacher when he grows up — a leader whose words stir hearts to change, minds to think, and bodies to take action. Buy why wait? When John is put in charge of the family farm’s flock of chickens, he discovers that they make a wonderful congregation! So he preaches to his flock, and they listen, content under his watchful care, riveted by the rhythm of his voice.