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LeafingThroughLife
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I enjoyed this story of young Diana Dunn coming of age in Tupelo, Mississippi during the 1960s. Diana‘s life is unusual given she is the daughter of a quadriplegic polio survivor still determined to parent her own daughter. Diana is a sympathetic stew of childish selfishness, confusion, responsibility beyond her years, protectiveness of her mother, and a growing, hard-won understanding of the world around her. Coming of age done right! #bookspin

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A gorgeous Christmas present, Cruse‘s “Stuck Rubber Baby” got on my radar as I was getting into underground comix, especially from R. Crumb. Cruse is a lot more realistic here in his depictions than that famous deviant, but with each chapter I marveled at his play with panels, his distinct voices in each character, and the memoir framework of the novel. Great LGBT lit and wonderfully illustrated. Makes me excited to read other graphic novels!

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Bookish_Gal
March: Book Three | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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3 of 3. Conclusion was Selma Bridge. Bloody Sunday. Of which I feel I‘ve learned more about here than anywhere else. Now I feel I understand the march. Very informative and historic set told by someone who was there. Who believed so hard in equality he was arrested and beaten almost to death multiple times. This moment here had me in tears after reading John‘s pilgrimage. This was so well written, for anyone to understand.
Make good trouble.

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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✊🏿✊🏽✊🏾

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Book 2 of 3 focused more upon the Freedom Day and the horrors of fighting for the right to vote. This one was a lot darker than the first. I‘ve never heard of this day meant to encourage people to register to vote. This was more educational, I felt, than the first which focused more of John‘s upbringing into the civil rights movement. above is a stark reminder of where we are now. Nice insert of Obama‘s inauguration, thanking John for all he did

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March: Book Two | Andrew Aydin, John Lewis
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Yeahhhhhhhh. That‘s absolutely terrifying

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March: Book One | John Lewis
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Book 1 of 3. This is a start up of how John Lewis grew up and got into the civil rights movement. Well written and paced. Dark colors throughout; no colors. This gives the story a certain feel to me. Hard to put into words. At least the colors don‘t take away from Lewis‘s autobiographical story. It‘s serious stuff. This whole training to react nonviolently to prepare for their sit-ins struck me.

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