Posted on 03/31/2021 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Civil rights leader and longtime representative John Lewis may have passed away, but his words aren’t going anywhere.

A graphic novel that he wrote as a sequel to his memoir will come out August 3, reports CNN.

Run: Book One will cover the time period after the Voting Rights Act was passed, according to its publisher, Abrams ComicArts.

"In sharing my story, it is my hope that a new generation will be inspired by Run to actively participate in the democratic process and help build a more perfect Union here in America," Lewis said in a statement written before his death on July 17, 2020, and just now released by Abrams.

Lewis previously wrote a trilogy about his experiences during the civil rights movement of the 1960s; the third installment of it won the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

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