The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch

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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780802853790
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/01/2015
Pages: 50
Sales rank: 535,386
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 920L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Chris Barton won a Sibert Honor in 2010 for his first book,The Day-Glo Brothers (Charlesbridge Publishing). Healso wrote Shark vs. Train, which garnered numerousawards and was a New York Times bestseller. Hecurrently lives in Texas. Visit his website at

Don Tate has illustrated numerous critically acclaimed booksfor children. In 2013, he earned an Ezra Jack Keats NewWriter Honor Award for his book It Jes' Happened: WhenBill Traylor Started to Draw (Lee & Low Books). Visit hiswebsite at

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