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"Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis" is an illustrated children's book written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)
"Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis" is an illustrated children's book written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)
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Rep. John Lewis, a Democrat from Georgia, has long been a powerful voice for the civil rights movement. He was one of the leaders of the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery and made a keynote address during the March on Washington.

But where did Lewis' voice and activism come from? That's the subject of Jabari Asim's new book for children, "Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis."

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Jabari Asim, editor-in-chief of The Crisis, the journal of the NAACP, and a professor of creative writing at Emerson College. He tweets @jabariasim.

Interior image of "Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis" written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)
Interior image of "Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis" written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)
Interior image of "Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis" written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)
Interior image of "Preaching to the Chickens: The Story of Young John Lewis" written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis. (Courtesy Penguin Random House)

This segment aired on November 21, 2016.

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