Congressman John Lewis has been making the rounds lately promoting literacy and his new graphic novel, MARCH, due out later this year. In the midst of a publicity whirlwind, he found time to speak at the ALA Annual Conference, held in Chicago this year.
As a certified and licensed librarian (yes, you have to have a degree AND a license to be a librarian), I’ve been kicking myself for missing such an awesome event, but sadly, my fund were short and I couldn’t go. *lone tear falls down right cheek*
But, through following the hash tags on Twitter, Facebook updates, and YouTube videos, it almost feels like I was there…almost. May I should do a crowd-funding campaign to help raise funds for me to go next year. Hmmm…
Anyway, check out Congressman Lewis’ speech below.