Some final thoughts from Rep. John Lewis will soon be released as a book this summer
NEW YORK — Some final thoughts from Rep. John Lewis is going to be released this summer.
Grand Central Publishing declared Tuesday the Lewis'”Carry OnReflections for a New Generation” will come out July 13, nearly a year later he died at age 80.
“The publication includes the late congressman’s closing reflections after a life on the front lines of this struggle for America’s soul, focusing on what mattered most to him and sharing his own hard-earned intellect with the world one final time,” according to the writer.
“Carry On” originates from discussions Lewis had along with his editor in Grand Central, Gretchen Young, the last of which happened only three months before he expired. They’d known each other for at least a decade and consented, after Lewis was diagnosed with cancer, so which they need to record several observations for posterity.
“I believe it one of the excellent privileges of my life to have been in a position to function with this extraordinary guy in memorializing his past words for posterity,” Young said in a statement.
Fellow civil rights activist Andrew Young (no connection to Gretchen Young) will lead a foreword. The sound edition is going to be narrated by actor Don Cheadle.