March, Book One and Book Two

 

9781603093002  9781603094009

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 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 climax on the steps of City Hall.

Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations. [Publisher’s description.]

Credit: By John Lewis with Andrew Aydin. Illustrated by Nate Powell. Published by Top Shelf Productions, 2013 (Book One) and 2015 (Book Two).

 


Location: National, Alabama
Type: Book – Biographies
Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974