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Summer Reading 2017: March Trilogy

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Sarah's excited to read these books because...

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!).

About the book

March Trilogy
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:

1,000 words

Fight for Your Right

True Stories Well Told

For fans of

  • Graphic Novels
  • Non-fiction
  • Civil Rights history
  • Memoirs

About the reader

Sarah Levin, Librarian

In the past, Sarah has recommended the following books:

  • This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
  • Metamorphosis by Peter Kuper and Franz Kafka
  • The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi W. Durrow
  • Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos H. Papadimitriou
  • Stitches: a memoir by David Small
  • Pride of Baghdad written by Brian K. Vaughan and illustrated by Niko Henrichon
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel


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