March, Book 1 - John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

March (Top Shelf Productions, $14.95), by Congressman John Lewis, writer and staff aide Andrew Aydin, and Eisner-winning graphic novelist Nate Powell, is an essential, mesmerizing, and provocative memoir of Lewis’s youth and early participation in the civil-rights movement. In a way that no book of only text could do, this graphic novel brings Lewis’s childhood and early adulthood into perspective, taking the reader back to one of the most frustrating, difficult, and in many ways hopeful times in U.S. history. Opening with the visit by a mother and two young children to Lewis’s office on Capitol Hill on the day of Barack Obama’s inauguration, Lewis reflects on his childhood with stories of the Jim Crow South, his first meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins. This book, the first in a trilogy, is an essential tool for parents, teachers and librarians to educate and remind young adults of these heroic moments in American history.  Ages 13 and up. KLP
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By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781603093002
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Published: Top Shelf Productions - August 13th, 2013