This is a very important story being told in a wonderful format, and I hope it can reach the wide audience I would like it to reach.
John Lewis is the main character in this book, along with a family that comes in and begins chatting with him about his experience during the Civil Rights Movement, when he began doing sit-ins as a young man. Readers learn about Lewis’ childhood and his values. This seemed to be a very personal historical perspective, and I appreciate that personalized accounts are becoming more available. I feel as though a wider audience is often able to connect with the subject matter if it is presented in the relatable version of a first person account.
However, despite this being an incredibly important story to be shared, I didn’t feel as moved by it as I was hoping to. I didn’t find enough of the author in the story yet, and felt like the jump backwards and forwards in the story was clear enough for me to make sense of what was going on at all times. However, that being said, I’m very much looking forward to reading the following two. I ordered all three of these from the library at once, and they all came in on the same day, which I am so grateful for. I love my small town library and the books I have available to me.