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A brilliant and empowering collection of final reflections and words of wisdom from venerable civil rights champion, the late Congressman John Lewis at the end of his remarkable life. Congressman John Lewis was a paragon of the Civil Rights Movement and political leadership for decades. A hero we won’t soon forget, Lewis was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose in A brilliant and empowering collection of final reflections and words of wisdom from venerable civil rights champion, the late Congressman John Lewis at the end of his remarkable life. Congressman John Lewis was a paragon of the Civil Rights Movement and political leadership for decades. A hero we won’t soon forget, Lewis was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose invocation to “good trouble” continues to inspire millions across our nation. In his last months on earth, even while battling cancer, he dedicated time to share his memories, beliefs, and advice—exclusively immortalized in these pages—as a message to the generations to come. Organized by topic ranging from justice, courage, faith, mentorship, and forgiveness to the protests and the pandemic, and many more besides, Carry On collects the late Congressman’s thoughts for readers to draw on whenever they are in need of guidance. John Lewis had great confidence in our future, even as he died in the midst of one of our country’s most challenging years to date. With this book, he performs that crucial passing of the baton, empowering us to live up to the legacy he has left us with his perseverance, dedication, profound insight, and unwavering ability to see the good in life.


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A brilliant and empowering collection of final reflections and words of wisdom from venerable civil rights champion, the late Congressman John Lewis at the end of his remarkable life. Congressman John Lewis was a paragon of the Civil Rights Movement and political leadership for decades. A hero we won’t soon forget, Lewis was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose in A brilliant and empowering collection of final reflections and words of wisdom from venerable civil rights champion, the late Congressman John Lewis at the end of his remarkable life. Congressman John Lewis was a paragon of the Civil Rights Movement and political leadership for decades. A hero we won’t soon forget, Lewis was a beacon of hope and a model of humility whose invocation to “good trouble” continues to inspire millions across our nation. In his last months on earth, even while battling cancer, he dedicated time to share his memories, beliefs, and advice—exclusively immortalized in these pages—as a message to the generations to come. Organized by topic ranging from justice, courage, faith, mentorship, and forgiveness to the protests and the pandemic, and many more besides, Carry On collects the late Congressman’s thoughts for readers to draw on whenever they are in need of guidance. John Lewis had great confidence in our future, even as he died in the midst of one of our country’s most challenging years to date. With this book, he performs that crucial passing of the baton, empowering us to live up to the legacy he has left us with his perseverance, dedication, profound insight, and unwavering ability to see the good in life.

30 review for Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation

  1. 4 out of 5

    Raymond

    This was the last book that John Lewis wrote before he passed away in 2020. As the subtitle suggests, Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation is a book primarily for younger audiences but readers of any ages can read and enjoy it. I've been an admirer of Lewis for many years and still learned some new things about him while reading this book. The book is divided into short chapters on various topics such as: courage, mentorship, humanity, forgiveness, voting, legacy, etc. Lewis provides wisdo This was the last book that John Lewis wrote before he passed away in 2020. As the subtitle suggests, Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation is a book primarily for younger audiences but readers of any ages can read and enjoy it. I've been an admirer of Lewis for many years and still learned some new things about him while reading this book. The book is divided into short chapters on various topics such as: courage, mentorship, humanity, forgiveness, voting, legacy, etc. Lewis provides wisdom and reflection on these topics and more from his 80 years of his time on Earth as a civil rights activist and politician. He provides advice and counsel to the young activists of today and he sees his younger self in our modern day freedom fighters. "Forgiveness is medicine for the mind, balm for the body, and healing for the heart." "It's important to never lose hope and to realize that in the end, what matters was how you treated people, whether you were kind to them, and how you responded to the wrongs that you or your brothers or sisters faced." -John Lewis, Carry On

  2. 5 out of 5

    Isabella (The Feminist Bookworm)

    This made me cry. What an extraordinary man. I miss him every day.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Haynes

    This book is amazing! It gives a message that is so important in this day and age from one if the formative leaders of the civil rights movement. A message of unity, love, perseverance, patience and faith. It is a must read and will be part of our library for generations to come as it is a forever message that should be continued.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Gabby

    Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for this free copy! This book was a collection of final reflections from the late John Lewis and it was such a breath of fresh air. I felt as if I was having a convo with John Lewis and he was just spilling all of his wisdom and life experiences with me. I started the first few pages of this book one evening and read the rest in one sitting. I get why this book says “reflections for a new generation”. It made me think on so much and also changes and views I w Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for this free copy! This book was a collection of final reflections from the late John Lewis and it was such a breath of fresh air. I felt as if I was having a convo with John Lewis and he was just spilling all of his wisdom and life experiences with me. I started the first few pages of this book one evening and read the rest in one sitting. I get why this book says “reflections for a new generation”. It made me think on so much and also changes and views I want to implement/keep as I continue through my life. The presence of John Lewis was ever flowing throughout this book. He’s so inspiring, especially with no matter how much struggle he’s gone through he’s kept his faith, his joy, and just stayed true to himself. This book was also a reminder that while this life may not be easy, we can still fight for what’s right and still find joy in the moments of our life. There were reflections on everything from activism, justice, books, love and so so much more. I know this will be a book I always revisit when I need reminders to take each day at a time or just advice. I feel like my words won’t ever do this book enough justice so just I highly highly recommend everyone pick this up, you’ll be all the more better for it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Batson

    End of life advice and wisdom is always fascinating to hear/read/listen to. The distillation of what is most important to the person, what they wish to pass along to those who will listen and who will take and move forward with. I think he was able to do that in this book. With John Lewis, it was a life of fighting for what is right, what is good, and what is necessary. I'm sure so much of what was in the book was a constant refrain from him throughout his life, and it is so vital to have people End of life advice and wisdom is always fascinating to hear/read/listen to. The distillation of what is most important to the person, what they wish to pass along to those who will listen and who will take and move forward with. I think he was able to do that in this book. With John Lewis, it was a life of fighting for what is right, what is good, and what is necessary. I'm sure so much of what was in the book was a constant refrain from him throughout his life, and it is so vital to have people of conviction like him holding the flame for the rest of us until we're ready to take it ourselves. His faith and conviction helped an innumerable amount of us, whether we knew it or not. Get into good trouble y'all.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Candice (Blackbiracialandbookish) Hale

    John Lewis’ 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗢𝗻 cannot be reduced to a mere guidebook for individuals to be better people because it deserves much more respect and reverence than that. During his 80 year of life, Lewis served 33 years in the U.S. Congress actually making America safe, equal, and fairer than its ever been. Lewis witnessed a brutal American South that carried on in repugnant, nauseating, and ornery ways to simply humiliate black and brown activists. As Lewis mentions: “Courage can feel uncomfortable. Courag John Lewis’ 𝗖𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗢𝗻 cannot be reduced to a mere guidebook for individuals to be better people because it deserves much more respect and reverence than that. During his 80 year of life, Lewis served 33 years in the U.S. Congress actually making America safe, equal, and fairer than its ever been. Lewis witnessed a brutal American South that carried on in repugnant, nauseating, and ornery ways to simply humiliate black and brown activists. As Lewis mentions: “Courage can feel uncomfortable. Courage is not about being popular, it's about purpose.” Throughout the collection, Lewis provides his memories, personal beliefs, and values on 37 important issues. Thereby, for me, 𝘾𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙮 𝙊𝙣 is a wisdombook for this generation and the next so that we can gain knowledge and insight from one of the greats before us. If you don’t see John Lewis as a beacon of love, hope, and humility that has worked tirelessly for decades to make each future generation better than the next, then you’re BLIND. I question and wonder who will be our “next John Lewis?” What next person will encourage and make us move like this: ⬇️⬇️⬇️ 🗣“𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳, 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵, 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬 𝘶𝘱. 𝘠𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨; 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘥𝘰 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨." 🗣“𝘋𝘰 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘴𝘦𝘢 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘳. 𝘉𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭, 𝘣𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘪𝘤. 𝘖𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘥𝘢𝘺, 𝘢 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬, 𝘢 𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘩 𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳, 𝘪𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘶𝘨𝘨𝘭𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘢 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦. 𝘕𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳, 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘯 𝘨𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦, 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘣𝘭𝘦.” 🗣“𝘞𝘦 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘤𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥. 𝘛𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘺𝘦𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸, 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴, 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸. 𝘛𝘰 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴 – 𝘴𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘯𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘨𝘦𝘵.” If you decide to carry on with your day-to-day activities and choose not to purchase this book, then you are discrediting the legacy of a great man and the future generations he so greatly believed in. Thanks for the gifted copy, @grandcentralpublishing. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  7. 4 out of 5

    Holly

    This book was an amazing condensed version of the wisdom of John Lewis. It is broken down by topic and if full of these pieces of wisdom that are powerful and to the point. I loved this and would definitely recommend. Thank you Grand Central Publishing and Goodreads for hosting a contest and allowing me to experience this beautiful work!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    The late John Lewis is a hero to me, as he is to so many. He is who I think of when I see or hear the word "patriotism." Anyone familiar with Lewis's life and work will not be surprised by anything in this book. Nonetheless, it is always comforting and inspiring to revisit his wisdom expressed in characteristic consistency, simplicity, and humility. This is a wonderful collection of meditations to revisit and savor, and especially to share with young people. The late John Lewis is a hero to me, as he is to so many. He is who I think of when I see or hear the word "patriotism." Anyone familiar with Lewis's life and work will not be surprised by anything in this book. Nonetheless, it is always comforting and inspiring to revisit his wisdom expressed in characteristic consistency, simplicity, and humility. This is a wonderful collection of meditations to revisit and savor, and especially to share with young people.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Ash

    Finished in one sitting. Highly recommend.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Reading with T

    Change. Hope. Love. This was a very quick, but very insightful read. I thought it would be more like a memoir, instead, it is more just his thoughts on different topics, for example "On Love", "On Patience", "On Books". I actually really enjoyed that because he mentioned different events throughout the book, and there's a timeline at the end, but it wasn't so much a retelling, rather just his wisdom for the next generation, as the book entails. I highly recommend this read, it was very quick, but Change. Hope. Love. This was a very quick, but very insightful read. I thought it would be more like a memoir, instead, it is more just his thoughts on different topics, for example "On Love", "On Patience", "On Books". I actually really enjoyed that because he mentioned different events throughout the book, and there's a timeline at the end, but it wasn't so much a retelling, rather just his wisdom for the next generation, as the book entails. I highly recommend this read, it was very quick, but the more you think about what he's written, the more amazing this book becomes. If you liked Tuesdays with Morrie, I would recommend even more. It had the same feel to it, although fairly different lessons. Five stars for sure!

  11. 4 out of 5

    Nick Hendry

    I finished this book a couple days before actually writing this review as I needed a few days to collect my thoughts and feelings about it. Even though I gave Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation by John Lewis and Andrew Young a 3 star rating I would actually raise it to 3.5 and maybe 3.75 stars if I could. This book is a quick read with short chapters and pretty much is just a collection of thoughts from John Lewis on a mix of topics from voting, religion, hope, love, faith, racism, the C I finished this book a couple days before actually writing this review as I needed a few days to collect my thoughts and feelings about it. Even though I gave Carry On: Reflections For A New Generation by John Lewis and Andrew Young a 3 star rating I would actually raise it to 3.5 and maybe 3.75 stars if I could. This book is a quick read with short chapters and pretty much is just a collection of thoughts from John Lewis on a mix of topics from voting, religion, hope, love, faith, racism, the Covid-19 Pandemic, and so much more. I just couldn't give this book the 4 or 5 stars I wanted to. I just felt the book was just too quick and random on the topics and feel like it would be one of those books that would be great sitting on your end table or coffee table for a passerby to just pick up and glance at every now and then. I also feel sometimes there wasn't enough depth in the topics when I was hoping there would be. Don't get me wrong, there was quite a bit of stuff that I found inspiring and had my attention. I also enjoyed the writing as it was simple and to the point. I really enjoyed John Lewis discussing his meetings with Martin Luther King Jr. and his time and participation with the Freedom Riders and other marches along with his shared wisdom and insight into things, but I also wish many of those stories were longer and went deeper than they did in this book. In the end I did enjoy this book and do recommend it if you want to know more of who John Lewis was as a person and see how the man thought and where he comes from.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Bookworm

    With the anniversary of his death I thought it would be a good time to pick up this book. Not really a fan of essay collections, but I had read his other books and thought it might be time to read something of his as the fight for expanding voting rights goes on and we reflect on his life and legacy. The book is pretty much what the title says: a collection of essays by Lewis that aren't too long--a few pages at most on various topics ranging from politics to life to books to love, etc. Some of With the anniversary of his death I thought it would be a good time to pick up this book. Not really a fan of essay collections, but I had read his other books and thought it might be time to read something of his as the fight for expanding voting rights goes on and we reflect on his life and legacy. The book is pretty much what the title says: a collection of essays by Lewis that aren't too long--a few pages at most on various topics ranging from politics to life to books to love, etc. Some of these words really resonated with me, other essays didn't but that's okay. This isn't everything for everyone but there might be something for some readers. There's not much more to say about it. I will admit that none of the essays have stuck with me but that doesn't mean they weren't worth reading, either. This might be a book to purchase and pull off your shelf when you need some comfort or want to read something of his that's not too long, etc. Library borrow was best for me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brittany

    This would make a wonderful gift or book to own that permanently stays on your coffee table and is there every time you need a word of encouragement or a little pick-me-up. It's very quick to read and is less about Lewis's life and more his advice and reflections on a life well-lived. It's full of hope and joy and served as a constant reminder of what a tragic loss it is to no longer have him with us. This would make a wonderful gift or book to own that permanently stays on your coffee table and is there every time you need a word of encouragement or a little pick-me-up. It's very quick to read and is less about Lewis's life and more his advice and reflections on a life well-lived. It's full of hope and joy and served as a constant reminder of what a tragic loss it is to no longer have him with us.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kashmin Dalal

    “I thought I would die right there on the bridge. There was a certain peace in this realization. I was unafraid. If it was my time to die, I would know that my sacrifice would mean something and it would not be in vain. I would’ve given my life to the cause which is greater than myself. That was my love to give too. My life had a purpose, even if that meant giving it to help improve the lives of others. What truth do you believe so strongly that you are willing to die for it?”

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bruin Mccon

    “Make it plain. Make it clear. Make it real.” -MLK via John Lewis Carry On is a collection of essays by John Lewis. The one that hit me the most was On Death where he talks about the cause for which he was willing to give his life. This book is short but captures the essence of a hero from our time.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Lizzie

    I can see myself coming back to this. Meditations on so many aspects of life. An optimistic look for the future. An enduring legacy.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I miss this beautiful soul. He was a blessing to this world. I listened to the audio and Don Cheadle narrates- I recommend!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    I so appreciate the wisdom of John Lewis.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Wendelle

    codifies the central tenets of Congressman John Lewis' life. Have faith that things will change; persist in nonviolent trouble; speak up for what's good and fair despite the unpopularity of such acts; forgive; believe that people are dynamic agents, capable of change and remorse; love the global house of humanity. In death, as in life, he passed an untainted titan-- pure-hearted, with an incorruptible moral compass. codifies the central tenets of Congressman John Lewis' life. Have faith that things will change; persist in nonviolent trouble; speak up for what's good and fair despite the unpopularity of such acts; forgive; believe that people are dynamic agents, capable of change and remorse; love the global house of humanity. In death, as in life, he passed an untainted titan-- pure-hearted, with an incorruptible moral compass.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Beth Anne

    This book made me miss John Lewis even more. What a beautiful book! I love the layout and organization of this book. Great wisdom from the one, the only, John Lewis.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Dana

    A very moving and insightful prose in the flow of a personal Q and A with the legendary Representative John Lewis of Georgia. A Civil Rights giant in his own right who spoke softly and with passion straight from his soul. This is a good book to give you some insights to how he became the man we all know and love.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Dyce

    What an absolutely amazing man John Lewis was and what an incredible life he lived. Thanks to his tireless dedication and work, America became a better place under his leadership. Now it's up to the next generation to take the United States another step towards a more perfect union. John was at the top of my list of people that I wanted to meet, but sadly I never got the opportunity to shake his hand. His legacy however will live forever. If the majority of voters in America read this book, we co What an absolutely amazing man John Lewis was and what an incredible life he lived. Thanks to his tireless dedication and work, America became a better place under his leadership. Now it's up to the next generation to take the United States another step towards a more perfect union. John was at the top of my list of people that I wanted to meet, but sadly I never got the opportunity to shake his hand. His legacy however will live forever. If the majority of voters in America read this book, we could take a step towards closing the divide between us. Some of my favorite quotes: "I knew that what I was doing was morally right and it was only a matter of time before this truth was more widely recognized and accepted. I had been kicked and beaten but I never grew angry. I sought good trouble, not as a form of revenge or retribution or to settle any score. Good trouble is about dramatizing something that needs changing and correcting." "An injustice anywhere is an injustice to all of us." "When you see something that is. not right, not fair, not just, you have to say something. You have to do something. You have to push and pull and be prepared to make a little noise. When you see some thank that is not the way it should be don't be afraid. Speak up. Speak out. Be courageous." "Are you on the right side of history?" "When you burn down a building or topple a car the violence drowns out the injustice of what is being done to you. It puts you on the same moral level as the people whose violence you are protesting. You're no longer of the higher ground or plane. You make enemies of the people you need to win over to effect change." "Forgiveness is medicine for the mind, balm for the body, and healing for the heart." "I am forever thirsty for knowledge." "We need artists and writers now to help create more empathy in the world. To teach us what we may not yet know, to take us on adventures, to share points of view, to learn about the history and read our stories so that we can never forget." "There is no such thing as an illegal human. America is a country that is composed of immigrants and their descendants. They're a part of the very fabric of our nation. Immigrants touch all parts of life in America." "I say to immigrants, welcome home. America wants you and needs you. We want your creativity, your fresh outlooks, your ideas, and your contributes to make our country and the world a better place." "What truth do you believe so strongly that you're willing to die for it. When you let go of your fears you will find meaning and life in the service of others."

  23. 5 out of 5

    Living My Best Book Life

    Carry On is a must-read by a remarkable civil rights legend. John Lewis' reflections are moving and guiding light for today's and future generations. As soon as I started reading Carry On, I got the chills. You could feel the magnitude of his influence and how dearly he would be missed. John Lewis is a civil rights leader that believed in getting into 'good trouble.' He was willing to get into good trouble if it was for the greater good. So, as his final days on earth got closer and closer, he w Carry On is a must-read by a remarkable civil rights legend. John Lewis' reflections are moving and guiding light for today's and future generations. As soon as I started reading Carry On, I got the chills. You could feel the magnitude of his influence and how dearly he would be missed. John Lewis is a civil rights leader that believed in getting into 'good trouble.' He was willing to get into good trouble if it was for the greater good. So, as his final days on earth got closer and closer, he wanted to put his final reflections in a book. He gives advice, shares memories, and reflects back on the impact he wanted to have. He talks about his memories with Martin Luther King Jr., advice on courage, and ultimately provides hope that the world can and will change when it comes to racism and equality. I give Carry On 5 stars. I absolutely loved reading this. It's a beautiful experience because John Lewis continued to strive for his beliefs. Even in his last moments, he wanted to teach the future generations so that our lives could be better for everyone of every color or race. He is a legend and will forever be missed!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

    In the foreword, Andrew Young wrote, "I hope you find your generation's John Lewis. This is a time when we need one because there's a lot to do." I could not agree more. I have always deeply admired John Lewis, and having read these words, that feeling has only increased. This book is a series of short essays on a variety of topics from good trouble to justice to humility. John Lewis worked on it while undergoing treatment for cancer until he died in July 2020. I found it most helpful to read ju In the foreword, Andrew Young wrote, "I hope you find your generation's John Lewis. This is a time when we need one because there's a lot to do." I could not agree more. I have always deeply admired John Lewis, and having read these words, that feeling has only increased. This book is a series of short essays on a variety of topics from good trouble to justice to humility. John Lewis worked on it while undergoing treatment for cancer until he died in July 2020. I found it most helpful to read just a few chapters at a time, rather than trying to sit and read it in a sitting. I liked having more time to process and reflect. I am not quoting any of John Lewis's words because I couldn't possibly narrow down to a few quotes that would fit in the space of a review. I found them profound and plan to re-read the book multiple times and share it with others. And I hope you will pick up a copy, so you can do likewise. Thank you to Grand Central for this amazing book. These opinions are my own.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Gottwalt

    This is incredibly similar to ACROSS THAT BRIDGE, which is also by Lewis and was published almost a decade ago. Both books impart wisdom and certainly have little nuggets to learn from. However, having now read both of them within the span of a few months, I think it's fair to say that you don't need to read both in order to understand Lewis's values and what he hoped to pass along to the next generations because themes and anecdotes are repeated. The language of this piece is simple, and each se This is incredibly similar to ACROSS THAT BRIDGE, which is also by Lewis and was published almost a decade ago. Both books impart wisdom and certainly have little nuggets to learn from. However, having now read both of them within the span of a few months, I think it's fair to say that you don't need to read both in order to understand Lewis's values and what he hoped to pass along to the next generations because themes and anecdotes are repeated. The language of this piece is simple, and each section was transposed from conversations someone sat down to have with him during his last year. Lewis does not speak with frills or fancy. You totally get vibes of what it's like to sit down with a grandparent and ask for their thoughts off the cuff.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Christine (Queen of Books)

    It was such a treat to read these "reflections and words of wisdom" from John Lewis. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation is a beautiful book, and one that I think will be accessible for a wide range of ages (maybe middle grade-on?). It reminded me a bit of What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, though with shorter essays/designed to accommodate a younger audience. I'd love to insert about half a dozen quotations here, but I don't want to ruin a single line for you. This is a book I'm grate It was such a treat to read these "reflections and words of wisdom" from John Lewis. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation is a beautiful book, and one that I think will be accessible for a wide range of ages (maybe middle grade-on?). It reminded me a bit of What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey, though with shorter essays/designed to accommodate a younger audience. I'd love to insert about half a dozen quotations here, but I don't want to ruin a single line for you. This is a book I'm grateful exists, and one I hope you'll savor too. Thanks so much to Grand Central Publishing for a free copy of this book for review.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alicia

    John Lewis was an incredible human being, and this little book is a beautiful, accessible introduction to his philosophy of civil rights and non-violence - I particularly loved the painting on the cover and the little drawings to mark each chapter. However, after reading Walking with the Wind, his autobiography of the civil rights movement, anything else pairs in comparison. Pick up this book as an introduction to celebrate and honor a life well lived - and then read Walking with the Wind for a John Lewis was an incredible human being, and this little book is a beautiful, accessible introduction to his philosophy of civil rights and non-violence - I particularly loved the painting on the cover and the little drawings to mark each chapter. However, after reading Walking with the Wind, his autobiography of the civil rights movement, anything else pairs in comparison. Pick up this book as an introduction to celebrate and honor a life well lived - and then read Walking with the Wind for a richer understanding of who John Lewis was and the incredible efforts made during the Civil Rights movement.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Cindy (groundedinreads)

    In his final days, the late congressman shares his thoughts in this moving book of reflections. John Lewis lived an incredible life full of hardship, unjust treatment and ultimately success while remaining optimistic and positive. We could all learn a thing or two from this warrior. On Humility: “Whatever good work you do, whatever powerful, profound work—do it because it’s right or because it’s necessary. Do it to make change for the better. Do it because you know you must. Don’t do it for cred In his final days, the late congressman shares his thoughts in this moving book of reflections. John Lewis lived an incredible life full of hardship, unjust treatment and ultimately success while remaining optimistic and positive. We could all learn a thing or two from this warrior. On Humility: “Whatever good work you do, whatever powerful, profound work—do it because it’s right or because it’s necessary. Do it to make change for the better. Do it because you know you must. Don’t do it for credit.”

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Cobb Sabatini

    I won a copy of Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis from Goodreads. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis is an easy to read guide for living a life of justice, goodness, and peace. This collection of the author's writings about his thoughts, covering a great variety of topics including his own history, faith, the Civil Rights movement, immigration, and even COVID-19, are easily accessible to all readers from young adult forward. Readers come away feeling v I won a copy of Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis from Goodreads. Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation by John Lewis is an easy to read guide for living a life of justice, goodness, and peace. This collection of the author's writings about his thoughts, covering a great variety of topics including his own history, faith, the Civil Rights movement, immigration, and even COVID-19, are easily accessible to all readers from young adult forward. Readers come away feeling very inspired by John Lewis and people like him.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    Disclosure: I would like to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing me with this book as a Goodreads Giveaway. This edition is an ARC and due for release on July 13, 2021. Written by Lewis shortly before his death, this beautiful meditation is full of essays and anecdotes about Lewis’ life and beliefs. This book serves as a sort of mentorship and inspiration for the generations he has handed the baton to, those of us willing to get into “good trouble.”

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