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March

Book One

Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
March
Print
Baker & Taylor
A first-hand account of the author's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

Publisher: Marietta, GA :, Top Shelf Productions,, 2013
ISBN: 9781603093002
1603093001
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC B Lewis L
Characteristics: 1 volume, 121 pages : black-and-white illustrations ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Aydin, Andrew
Powell, Nate

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Congressman John Lewis gives us a first hand acount his childhood in rural Alabama, the civil rights movement, meeting Martin Luther King Jr.

Nonfiction memoir by John Lewis - told in a graphic novel format - about his childhood, and his early beginnings in the nonviolent civil rights movement, and meeting Martin Luther King Jr.


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Jul 28, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Relying only on black and white imagery, it is quiet in its form and presentation. Lewis' struggle of growing up in the Deep South, fighting to go to college, and helping to organize lunch counter sit-ins speaks volumes and needs no distraction.

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Nov 01, 2013
  • klutzrick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) lead an extraordinary life at the forefront of the civil rights. With the aid of co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, Lewis recounts his early life as a sharecropper's son, his first meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., and the formation of the Nashville Student Movement. Powell expertly portrays the important personal -- stories that include Lewis' childhood obsession with chickens -- and historical -- the terrifying moments of the nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins and others -- events. Far more than an autobiography, March: Book One, told in a series of unforgettable vignettes, relives a shameful era of institutionalized racism, the struggles for change, and the brave people involved.

Sep 13, 2013
  • Mark_Daly rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The story of the civil rights movement receives a fresh dramatization in this graphic novel, which tells how it inspired one young man -- who went on to shape the movement. Early on, co-creators Aydin and Powell gently but powerfully show how Lewis's deep religious feelings shaped his actions. The visual format adds a gripping immediacy to the depiction of white intimidation and terror in the racist South. With this context, one can feel how risky and radical the nonviolent sit-in movement was. Lewis's description of the careful training that preceded the protests may be illuminating to younger, activist-minded readers. Powell's hand-lettered dialogue is small and ragged in spots, but he employs a number of subtle visual techniques that bring the story to life.

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