Event Lectures and Symposia Because of You, John Lewis: The Story of a Young Activist's Friendship with His Hero with Andrea Davis Pinkney and Tybre Faw

Date and Location

Part of National Book Festival ; 2022 National Book Festival

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Join Andrea Davis Pinkney and Tybre Faw as they discuss “Because of You, John Lewis,” based on the true story of how 10-year-old history buff Faw befriended his idol, Congressman John Lewis. Enjoy a heartening story told in verse about activism, the friendship’s impact and how leaders of the civil rights movement have left unfading marks on future generations. Moderated by Lee Ann Potter.