Title: March Volume 1
Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Publisher: Top Shelf 2013
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
Before he became a respected Congressman, John Lewis was clubbed, gassed, arrested over 40 times, and nearly killed by angry mobs and state police, all while nonviolently protesting racial discrimination. He marched side-by-side with Martin Luther King as the youngest leader of the Civil Rights Movement that would change a nation forever.
Now, experience John Lewis' incredible story first-hand, brought to life in a stunning graphic novel trilogy. With co-writer Andrew Aydin and Eisner Award-winning artist Nate Powell, John Lewis' MARCH tells the story of how a poor sharecropper's son helped transform America, from a segregated schoolhouse to the 1963 March on Washington and beyond.
I've been wanting to pick up this one up for awhile now and lucky me, the library just had it sitting there last week. This volume is such. powerful depiction of John Lewis's early life through the lunch counter sit-ins. We get to meet some of the big names of the Civil Rights Movement. I really enjoyed the stark black and white panels that accompanied the text. Such a great slim volume.
Next up on the TBR pile: