The amazing age of John Roy Lynch

by Barton, Chris,

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 328.73092 Barton
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A unique biography of a remarkable Reconstruction figure

John Roy Lynch spent most of his childhood as a slave in Mississippi, but all of that changed with the Emancipation Proclamation. Suddenly people like John Roy could have paying jobs and attend school. While many people in the South were unhappy with the social change, John Roy thrived in the new era. He was appointed to serve as justice of the peace and was eventually elected into the United States Congress.

This biography, with its informative backmatter and splendid illustrations, gives readers an in-depth look at the Reconstruction period through the life of one of the first African-American congressmen.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* The fascinating story of John Roy Lynch's life from slavery to his election to the U.S. House of Representatives at age 25, gets a stirring treatment here. Barton has a lot of territory to cover, from slavery to the Civil War to Reconstruction and beyond, along with Lynch's personal journey. Because of this, the information at times seems clipped, though it's consistently incisive. The complete time line at the end of the book helps fill in the gaps, and the story generates interest that will encourage additional research. Tate's often expansive illustrations emphasize important incidents in the text. A reference to harsh laws passed by whites is coupled with a dramatic two-page spread of whipping, a potential lynching, and lots of angry white faces in the foreground, fists clenched. A small African American boy covers his eyes at the scene. A scene of the horrors of a school burning shows praying figures overshadowed by masked attackers with burning torches. The emphasis in other illustrations is on faces, full of emotion, which adds to the power of the telling, and the rich, soft tones of Tate's palette welcome the eye to linger. Pair with Mumbet's Declaration of Independence, by Gretchen Woelfle (2014), for another story of a unique and relatively unknown figure in African American history.--Ching, Edie Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Born a slave, John Roy Lynch would grow up to be one of the first African-American Congressmen, and Barton makes plain both the difficulty of this journey and Lynch's determination to succeed. After emancipation, Lynch took odd jobs and sought an education, his path into politics beginning with delivering speeches and working as a Justice of the Peace. Barton offers an immersive, engaging, and unflinching portrait of the difficulties of the Reconstruction era, while Tate's cartoonlike artwork softens moments of cruelty and prejudice without diminishing them. Ages 7-10. Author's agent: Erin Murphy, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Caryn Wiseman, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Lynch, John Roy, -- 1847-1939 -- Juvenile literature.
Lynch, John Roy, -- 1847-1939.
United States. -- Congress. -- House -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American legislators -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Legislators -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Juvenile literature.
African American politicians -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American legislators.
African American politicians.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1900 -- Juvenile literature.
Mississippi -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950 -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Michigan :2015
Contributors Tate, Don, illustrator.
Audience Age 7 to 10.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9780802853790
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