March: Book One

by John Lewis , Andrew Aydin illustrated by Nate Powell

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  • Item #4336 in BookBeat BookBeat
    • Grades: 7 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
    Award:
    Coretta Scott King Author Honor
    • Format: Paperback Book
      Paperback Book
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Follow John Lewis from his youth in rural Alabama to his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. and his battle to end segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins.
Some mature content and language.

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Congressman John Lewis 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. Lewis shares his remarkable story in March, a graphic novel trilogy created in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling 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 Lewis's 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's personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans his 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.

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    • Grades: 7 - 12
    • Ages: 12 - and up
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-1-603-09300-2

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"A powerful tale of courage and principle igniting sweeping social change, told by a strong-minded, uniquely qualified eyewitness." —Kirkus Reviews