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March

Book One

Lewis, John

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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. Book One spans John Lewis' 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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Publisher: Marietta, Ga : Top Shelf Productions, c2013
ISBN: 1603093001
9781603093002
Branch Call Number: GN 920 LEWIS 2013
Characteristics: 121 p. :,chiefly ill. ;,24 cm
Additional Contributors: Powell, Nate Illustrator
Aydin, Andrew
Alternate Title: March

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"A congressman-- and Martin Luther King Jr. contemporary-- describes his lifelong struggles for civil rights. You may not think of live chickens the same way again." - Violeta

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 mo... Read More »

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

The 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.

Congressman John Lewis is an American icon, and this novel recounts the story of his young life to his early civil rights work.


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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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