Posted on July 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
The late John Lewis was a long-serving representative and a civil rights icon.
But did you know he was also an award-winning author?
Lewis, who died Friday at age eighty, received the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature for his graphic novel March: Book Three.
The book completed a trilogy about his experiences during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Literary Hub dug up video of his acceptance speech, which you can watch below, and notes that March: Book One made Lewis the first member of Congress to publish a graphic novel.
Categories: Today in Books
The only real hero I ever had, and he never let me down. An amazing man in every way. Rest in Power, Mr. Lewis. You've earned it.