Henry Winkler was honored as a “Literacy Hero” last week in London.
The man known as The Fonz picked up the award alongside “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling and eight other British recipients. The honors were given out by Britain’s National Literacy Trust.
The Jewish actor-turned-writer famously battled with dyslexia, and his series of children’s books aim to help youths fighting the same issue.
The “Hero” winners “made inspiring and significant strides to improve their own literacy or create positive opportunities for others,” said National Literary Trust director Jonathan Douglas.
British citizens sent in nominations for the awards, which were determined by a board of noted British authors. The trust was launched by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, with the ceremony taking place at Clarence House, the official Residence of Camilla and Prince Charles.
In 2011, Winkler was similarly honored with an honorary OBE, an Order of the British Empire, for his work with children and dyslexia.