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March: Book One
March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). 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. 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.
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The March trilogy, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is a stunning account of the Civil Rights movement from the perspective of John Lewis. These graphic novels cover the contemporary historical moment--when President Obama is in office--and then flashes back to Lewis's childhood. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod As it moves forward, the art and story work together to create a vivid portrayal of the hope that launches and sustains the movement, along with the chill-inducing inclusion of well-known Civil Rights figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Amazing graphic novel series!⠀

Have you read this series? What other graphic novels or comic book collections would you recommend?
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Kristy_K I believe Lewis is coming out with a follow up graphic novel series to this. I think it‘s called Run. 4w
UnabridgedPod @Kristy_K That‘s exciting! 4w
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Avidreader25
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I read Book One and Two in this graphic novel series and was drawn in by John Lewis‘ first hand account of his role in the civil rights movement. Beginning with his time on a chicken farm as a child and interspersed with scenes from Obama‘s inauguration, the series follows nonviolent sit-ins, marches, freedom riders and more. It‘s heartbreaking and powerful. Can‘t wait to read the next book.

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Johanna414
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I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump for the past week or so and figured a graphic novel would be a good solution. A few of my 8th graders are researching the Civil Rights Movement for my class right now, so I wanted to see if this would be useful to them. What a powerful book! I‘m headed back to the shelf for book 2 immediately

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Corar
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I learned a lot from the first volume of the graphic novel memoir by John Lewis. I look forward to reading the next two. #readathon #deweysreadathon

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jackilynn
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Another successful reading month. I may not have been able to reach much while I was on spring break because I had company but I was still able to accomplish all of my goals so I call that a win.

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ProfReader
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I attended President Obama‘s inauguration in 2009. I drank a lot of Starbucks hot chocolate just to keep warm!

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ProfReader
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I could not help but to laugh at young John Lewis‘ face; it‘s priceless. Have you ever ever been this mad?  ???????????????

wordzie 😂😂 4mo
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ProfReader
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Because I love animals so much, I just don‘t think I could have walked in Congressman Lewis‘ shoes knowing that my chickens would eventually be dinner. 😔

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dgingo
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Highly recommended by a reader friend, I‘m starting this #LibraryRead about Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. What do you call a graphic novel when it‘s not fiction? #That

SaturnDoo Graphic Memoir 4mo
dgingo @SaturnDoo Really? Cool. Thanks! 👍🏼This is only my second full-length graphic text, so it‘s not my genre and I never thought about a non-fiction version. 4mo
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gradcat
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#marchintothe70s

(Day 6 - #AlltheYoungDudes)

Young dudes makes me think of young Turks...thus, represented above are (from the top, clockwise) 1) Hippies; 2) Young Turks; 3) Black Panthers; 4) Anarchists.

Cinfhen Interesting interpretation ~ I love seeing all the original and creative ideas 💚 5mo
Lizpixie Great interpretation👍 5mo
gradcat I know it‘s kind of “out there,” and pretty much all men, but I‘m kind of going with what the titles evoke in me, if you know what I mean. As always, thanks very much for the comments! ❤️ 5mo
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glitterkitty459
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#Februaryreads #Februarystats #Februarywrapup #hoopla
Comics/graphicnovels I read in February!! Best were the three on top

Titles in comments⬇️

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BookishGirl06
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#marchtbr 8 books for this month. Really looking forward to ACSDAL and on the come up.

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EmilyM
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I have only read one graphic novel besides this one, and I liked this one. At first it was hard to look at words AND pictures, but I got the hang of it. I learned a lot in this book and definitely plan on reading books 2 and 3. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Addison_Reads
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I devoured the first two graphic novels in this powerful historical series. The graphics are well done, the detail in the drawings are incredible, and the writing gives you facts and emotions in shortened format, which isn't easy to do.

I feel these would be great to use to educate younger, reluctant readers.

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Carolyn11215
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#blackhistorymonth read. I really have to stop trying to read these on Hoopla on my phone. Too hard to read and I think you lose majesty of some of the illustrations.

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InLibrisVeritas
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This is such a powerful read. It reminded me of how little I was taught in school about segregation and the civil rights movement. The artwork is beautiful as well.
I definitely recommend this if you haven't picked it up yet. I'll be grabbing the second and third volumes today hopefully.

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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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#nonfictionreads #blackhistory #riotgrams

I am taking a break from being an adult, and nobody can tell me no. 🍪🍪

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InLibrisVeritas
March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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My reading for the evening and probably the weekend 💚

#blackathon

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InLibrisVeritas
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March Book One is my next #blackathon read. I have been wanting to read this for a long time.

I am also giving Ninefox Gambit a second go, since listening to it on audio last year was HIGHLY confusing. I am hoping that a second pass with the text will clear up the story enough for me to judge if I want to continue.

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Mindyrecycles
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TerriGreen
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Wow! I loved this slim graphic novel! I have already reserved Book Two from the library.

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Wannabe_Quijote
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I‘m in #holiday heaven! Thanks so much @AmberWB !! The #coffee is brewing as I post this!

#merryandbright #merryandbrightswap #swaps

AmberWB Glad you liked everything! Merry Christmas! 7mo
EH2018 👍🎄📚🎅😻 7mo
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janeycanuck
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As powerful and moving as you‘d expect it to be. Looking forward to my SO getting to the other two so that I can nab them from him.

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BookishMarginalia
March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
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Back to school #TeachersOfLitsy

Joy0201 Yep. All day long 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
kspenmoll 😘 Going back today was hard until I arrived & saw the students. (edited) 8mo
Mimi28 I really wish I could have been taught that in school. I own all 3 books but got kinda angry in the middle of book 3 and stopped. Too touchy right now for me with all that‘s going on. It would be great in school though cuz then it would be kind of therapeutic ❤️❤️✌🏽❤️ 8mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Our fall recess reading

Readerann ❤️❤️ 8mo
plemmdog I just picked this up at the Civil Rights Museum last month. Looking forward to reading all of them! 8mo
Aimeesue I was lucky enough to see Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin at the National Book Festival in 2016, talking about March:Book Three. It was fabulous! Library of Congress Video here: https://www.bookforum.com/video/17120/mode=large 8mo
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HeatherBookNerd
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Early morning reading
#graphicnovel #readharder2018

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StellaDz
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This is an important trilogy to read. Written by Congressman John Lewis about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and his involvement, this trilogy is an amazing look into a harrowing time. The art is amazing. But it‘s truly the story that needs to be told. I‘m glad these books were written because while I knew of the movement, I didn‘t know the individual people. This introduced me to the people.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reviewsbylola I agree, fantastic series. 9mo
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JacintaMCarter
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#2018Book91
I love learning about the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, especially in the form of a graphic novel. My only complaint is that sometimes the writing takes over too much instead of letting the illustrations speak for themselves. It also makes the actual writing on the page more difficult to read.

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Redheadrambles
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A illustrated biography of U.S congressman John Lewis and a history of the Black Civil Rights Movement rolled into one. More like a short film experience of these key events rather than the in-depth analysis you would expect to get from a traditional history but I am always surprised by how much detail can be conveyed in a well executed graphic novel.
My only quibble was some of the text was very small too and it ended abruptly.

Redheadrambles #Readharder2018 - Comic written by PoC 11mo
ClairesReads Yass queen! 11mo
Redheadrambles @ClairesReads haha thanks Claire it was a good recommendation 11mo
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Redheadrambles
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This might be my favourite page. John Lewis talking about Jim Lawson

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staci.reads
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This nonfiction graphic novel series about the Civil Rights Movement was incredibly popular with my students last year! They were always checked out, and students were recommending them to each other. #yawednesday @TheFunkyBookworm #YAL

TheFunkyBookworm Thank you!!! 11mo
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JayMike11
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Putting off lesson planning for a bit for this #graphicnovel. I've heard great things. Here we go.

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MaggieCarr
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#ReadHarderChallenge
@bookriot #task8 : A comic written or illustrated by a person of color. This one has been on my TBR pile forever. It deserves all the notoriety it has received since its publication.

"I loved the new ideas college was introducing to me to, in religion and philosophy-- but I couldn't stop thinking about social gospel. Here I was reading about justice, when there were brave people out there working to make it happen." -page 65

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AmberWB
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I didn‘t realize initially that these books fell under the #ya category! This set of 3 graphic novels, Co-written by Rep. John Lewis, who also marched, does an excellent job telling the story of the march on Selma and the events that led up to it. It is an excellent way for readers of varying reading levels to learn about the civil rights movement in this country.

@TheFunkyBookworm
#yawednesday

TheFunkyBookworm This is perfect! My kids love graphic novels! Thank you 🎉💜 13mo
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readordierachel
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I just now figured out that I work next to the Cartoon Art Museum!

mrp27 Very cool! 13mo
kspenmoll Fun! 13mo
vivastory That's awesome! 13mo
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Tanisha_A How cool! 13mo
ReadZenRites WHAT? There‘s a cartoon art museum and all these years I had no idea! Where, prey tell?😊 13mo
readordierachel @ReadZenRites Wait, are you in the Bay Area?? It's in Fisherman's Wharf near the Aquatic Park. 13mo
BiblioLitten That's terrific!❤💞😀 13mo
readordierachel @BiblioLitten Cool, right? 🙂 13mo
ReadZenRites No, I live in Colorado. But we have traveled to SF, and I will definitely put that museum on my list for the next time we‘re in the area! 😁💕 13mo
readordierachel @ReadZenRites Ah, gotcha 😊 13mo
hgrimes I love that place! 13mo
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MisterWhitaker
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Awesome seeing the things I read about with my class in real life. What an experience! You really have to visit the National Museum of African American History.

SaraBeagle Absolutely! Best museum in DC. So well done 13mo
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writerlibrarian
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Come together. Great title, weird lyrics over all. One great line.

#heyjune
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GypsyKat ❤️ 13mo
Cinfhen Like your interpretation 🙌🏻 13mo
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Mindyrecycles
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sudi 👏👏🙌 14mo
BiblioLitten Good collection! Kafka, Marquez...💜 14mo
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EclecticBookLover
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Waiting online for the next chapter in the incredible life of Congressman John Lewis--Run! #BEA

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ShariEstaLeando
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Reading history helps me put things in perspective and gives me context. #resist

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Chelleo
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Opting to ignore the mess and read. 😬

HelloImJez The story of my life. 😂 14mo
Ruri_kaichou Every night 😁😁😁 #NotSorry 14mo
Ashley85 Never-ending 🤣🤣 14mo
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CaitZ That's me just about every night. 14mo
Leftcoastzen Sometimes you just have to.😃 14mo
sarahjane1077 Way to have priorities. Sometimes sanity just has to come before picked up toys. ☺️ 14mo
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Sweettartlaura
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John Lewis couldn‘t make it, but Andrew Aydin & Nate Powell were here for Pierce County Reads tonight. And they were fantastic! Informative, insightful, inspiring... see them when you can, together, separate, or as a trio with Rep Lewis. It will be worth the time.

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TheWickedBookworm
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4thhouseontheleft I love that *adult* root beer. And stagnant...yes. 😩 1y
TheWickedBookworm @4thhouseontheleft Boozy root beer is my fave beer-adjacent drink 😍 1y
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Sjhaug
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Wow I don‘t know why it took me so long to read this one. Also going to save it for my kiddo when he is old enough.

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KB253
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I loved it!
This part is about John Lewis upbringing. From his congregation of chickens to the non-violent lunch counter sit-ins with the Nashville Student Movement.
It was a fast read too. I'm anxiously anticipating Book Two😀

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chelreads
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I enjoyed this so much! Quick, enlightening graphic novel!

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BookaholicNatty
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Returning these to the library today. I really enjoyed the first one. I didn‘t have time to get to the second or third so I am going to have to renew but this is one of the best graphic novels I have read I think.

UrsulaMonarch I'm reading these & loving them too! They're on #hoopla if that's available & of interest to you! 1y
JoRead I really need to make some reading room for these! 1y
noturavgnerd What are these about? 1y
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chelreads
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Went to the library today and ended up borrowing the entire March series! I‘m not normally a graphic novel fan but I‘m excited to read these! #80in18