Title: March Volume 2
Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Publisher: Top Shelf 2015
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: Graphic Novel
After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence - but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before.
Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the young activists of the movement struggle with internal conflicts as well. But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy... and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the "Big Six" leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
Finally felt like I was ready for volume two of John Lewis's story. The subject matter is very intense but oh so important to learn. I was very involved in the history and loved learning more about Lewis's personal experience during the Civil Rights Movements. Such great stories. Such great drawings.
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