GRAPHIC NOVEL—Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., holds the new installment of his award-winning graphic novel on civil rights and nonviolent protest, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights activist and longtime Georgia congressman, is now a National Book Award finalist.
Lewis and co-authors Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell were nominated in the young people’s literature category for the best-selling graphic memoir “March: Book Three,” the final work in a trilogy about Lewis’ years in the civil rights movement.
Other finalists announced Sept. 12 include such acclaimed children’s writers as Kate DiCamillo, Kwame Alexander and Grace Lin. The foundation released a longlist of 10 nominated books, to be followed over the next three days by long lists for poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Judges in each category will narrow the lists to five, with the results to be announced Oct. 13. Winners will be announced at a Manhattan dinner ceremony Nov. 16.