Colson Whitehead is the National Book Award winning author of
The Underground Railroad
¸ his sixth novel. Whitehead was also a MacArthur Fellowship recipient in 2002. Born in 1969 in New York City, where he currently lives, Whitehead has taught at Princeton University, New York University, the University of Houston, Columbia University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Wesleyan University, and been a Writer-in-Residence at Vassar College, the University of Richmond, and the University of Wyoming. He also writes a column for The New York Times Magazine. More information regarding Whitehead can be found at
Andrew Aydin is co-author of the National Book Award winning graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell,
is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award. An Atlanta native, Aydin took a job with Congressman Lewis after college. Today, Aydin serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. More information about Andrew Aydin can be found at http://www.andrewaydin.com/.
Two National Book Award-winning authors keynote New Trier High School seminar day on civil rights. Learn more