March

March

Graphic Novel - 2013-
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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, 2013-
ISBN: 9781603093002
1603093001
9781603094009
9781603094023
1603094024
Branch Call Number: GN 328.7309 LEWIS J
Characteristics: volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Aydin, Andrew
Powell, Nate

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LPL_CentennialC Jan 14, 2017

March is an important, inspirational graphic novel covering the history of the Civil Rights Movement, written from the perspective of Congressman John Lewis. It's personal & engaging, while still providing a historically accurate depiction of the era. I highly recommend checking this out! (It... Read More »


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LPL_CentennialC Jan 14, 2017

March is an important, inspirational graphic novel covering the history of the Civil Rights Movement, written from the perspective of Congressman John Lewis. It's personal & engaging, while still providing a historically accurate depiction of the era. I highly recommend checking this out! (It's also available digitally on Hoopla, if you prefer that to a physical copy.)

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