March: Book One, John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell

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  1. bachbooks Says:

    Summary:
    March: Book One presents a graphic autobiography of Congressman John Lewis. It begins in 2009 with Mr. Lewis preparing to attend Barack Obama’s Inauguration and reflecting back on how the progress we have made as a country reflects the progress he has made as a person. From his chicken farming childhood, to his precocious interest in preaching, to his early work as a civil rights activist, Lewis explores the decisions he made and the paths he pursued to become a Congressman. This book ends with Lewis and the other student activists using non-violent “sit-in” protests in their effort to desegregate lunch counters and end the Jim Crow era.

    Evaluation:
    March: Book One provides an excellent primer on the Civil Rights Movement in the American south. History sometimes gets painted with a broad brush in my memory, so I loved the supporting details presented in this graphic format. Highly recommended for fans of American history and the civil rights movement.

    Rating: 4 stars

    Recommendations: Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun; Persepolis, Between the World and Me

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