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
When: Saturday, September 3, 2022
10:10 am - 10:35 am EDT
Where: Walter E. Washington Convention Center - Hall B (Lower Level)
801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
- Stage: KidLit Interests: BIPOC Authors, Black and African American Interest, History, Inspiring and Educational, Nonfiction, Social Justice
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.