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March

Book One
Lewis, John (Paperback - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A graphic novel trilogy based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.
Authors: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21-
Title: March
Book one
Published: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, c2013.
Characteristics: 121 pages :,chiefly illustrations ;,24 cm.
Notes: Cover title.
Summary: A graphic novel trilogy based on the life of civil rights leader and congressman John Lewis.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Aydin, Andrew
Powell, Nate
ISBN: 9781603093002
1603093001
Branch Call Number: GN MAR BOOK 1
Statement of Responsibility: [written by] John Lewis, Andrew Aydin ; [illustrated by] Nate Powell
Subject Headings: Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- Comic books, strips, etc. United States. Congress. House Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Legislators United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc. African American legislators Biography Comic books, strips, etc. Civil rights workers United States Biography Comic books, strips, etc. African American civil rights workers Biography Comic books, strips, etc. African Americans Civil rights Comic books, strips, etc. Civil rights movements Southern States History Comic books, strips, etc. Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc. Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Legislators
African American legislators
Civil rights workers
African American civil rights workers
African Americans
Civil rights movements
Autobiographical comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
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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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