Thursday, October 24, 2013

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

I thought this graphic novel was fantastic. It tells the story of one of my heroes, civil rights activist John Lewis. It begins on a bridge in Selma then moves to his congressional office on the day of Obama's inauguration. The story then flashes back to Lewis's childhood on a farm raising chickens. We see him make it to college (a remarkable accomplishment at the time) and decide to join in the movement to desegregate lunch counters. This is Book One so we must wait for future books to hear about the Freedom Rides and the March on Washington. It's a great story with fine artwork and I hope it introduces many new young people to John Lewis's contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.

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