NORVEL: An American Hero by Kenneth F. Conklin
an unsung American hero in this engaging historical novel! This meticulously
researched read follows the remarkable life of Norvel Lee, a Black Olympic gold
medalist, who grew up in Jim Crow–era Virginia and brought a landmark civil
rights case to court. He and his wife later became prominent educators and youth mentors while empowering their own family's community activism.
FINALIST: 2021 Next Generation Book Awards.
The book inspired the approval of a historical marker recognizing the incredible accomplishments of Norvel Lee. The marker will be commemorated during the Spring of 2022.