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.
Aquaria | 8/2/20 at 4:52 AM
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