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Beautifully drawn and written by one of my political heroes, I am so eager to dive into this trilogy to get a glimpse at what it was like to be a young leader in the civil rights movement. I also really like graphic novels, but rarely make time to read them (which is silly, since they take less time to read than regular novels!).
by John Lewis
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.
Applicable categories for the Urban Read Harder Challenge:
Fight for Your Right
True Stories Well Told
Sarah Levin, Librarian
In the past, Sarah has recommended the following books: