Book 1

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Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations. Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books selection- recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books for children and young adults- "March- Book One," written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell, and published by Top Shelf Productions.
Publisher: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, c2013
ISBN: 9781603093002
Branch Call Number: 328.73 L587am1 2013
Characteristics: 121 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: March 1


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Not being a big reader of non-fiction or graphic novels, Amanda H. was surprised to find this one on her favorites list. Written by a crusader in the civil rights movement and congressman, John Lewis, the beautifully illustrated tale of the civil rights movement is sure to keep you captivated. Th... Read More »

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Mar 08, 2018

A fantastic start to an amazing graphic novel series detailing the first-hand account of Representative John Lewis' life and his role in the Civil Rights Movement.

PimaLib_PamP Feb 07, 2017

History covered in a personal and very accessible way.

CMLReads_Kristin Aug 24, 2016

Civil Rights leader Representative John Lewis tells his story in this moving graphic memoir set against the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. This is the beginning of a trilogy and culminates with the integration of lunch counters in Nashville, TN. Important and worthwhile for all who want to understand this important period in history better.


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