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E. B. Lewis

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E. B. Lewis

E. B. Lewis

Books by E. B. Lewis

Written by Hester Bass with illustrations by E. B. Lewis. - African American Interest, Children's, Children's Nonfiction, History, Nonfiction, Picture

Mention the civil rights era in Alabama, and most people recall images of terrible violence. But something different was happening in Huntsville. For the citizens of that city, creativity, courage, and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace. Hester Bass and illustrator E. B. Lewis show children how racial discrimination, bullying, and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuity.

Written by Jabari Asim and illustrated by E. B. Lewis - Children's 4-8, Picture

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. 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. But 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.

by Susan E. Goodman and E. B. Lewis - Biography, Children's 6-9, History, Prejudice , Racism
In 1847, a young African American girl named Sarah Roberts was attending a school in Boston. Then one day she was told she could never come back. She didn't belong. The Otis School was for white children only.
 
Sarah deserved an equal education, and the Roberts family fought for change. They made history. Roberts v. City of Boston was the first case challenging our legal system to outlaw segregated schools. It was the first time an African American lawyer argued in a supreme court. 
 
These first steps set in motion changes that ultimately led to equality under the law in the United States. Sarah's cause was won when people --- black and white --- stood together and said, no more. Now, right now, it is time for change!
Written by Kelly Starling Lyons, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - Children's, Family, Fiction, History

Tosh loves the tea cakes Grandma Honey always makes him, but even more than that, he loves the story of great-great-great-great-grandma Ida baking them in the big house of a plantation and sneaking them to slave children who weren't allowed to have sweets. When Grandma Honey begins to forget the story, Tosh is there to return the gift of tea cakes and stories.

Written by Jacqueline Woodson, Illustrated by E. B. Lewis - Children's, Fiction, Teaching

Maya is the new girl at school, and she's different. So different that Chloe and her friends won't let Maya play with them, but when Maya stops coming to school, Chloe is sad she missed a chance to show a little kindness.

written by Jacqueline Woodson, illustrated by E. B. Lewis