March: Book Two

March: Book Two


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Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, March brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world. 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 movement's young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart.

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.

New York Times Bestseller
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens

2016 Eisner Award for Best Reality-Based Work - Winner
2016 Harvey Award for Best Biographical, Historical, or Journalistic Presentation - Winner
2016 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Album Original - Winner
2016 Street Literature Book Award Medal for Best Graphic Novel - Winner
2016 Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award for Best Work - Mid/Large Press - Winner

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603094009
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Series: March Trilogy Series , #2
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 63,072
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile: GN850L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

About the Author

Congressman John Lewis was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and played a key role in the struggle to end segregation. Despite more than 40 arrests, physical attacks, and serious injuries, John Lewis remained a devoted advocate of the philosophy of nonviolence. He is co-author of the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel memoir trilogy MARCH, written with Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. He is also the recipient of numerous awards from national and international institutions including the Lincoln Medal, the John F. Kennedy "Profile in Courage" Lifetime Achievement Award, and the NAACP Spingarn Medal, among many others. He lives in Atlanta, GA.

Andrew Aydin is creator and co-author of the #1 New York Times best-selling graphic memoir series, MARCH. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, MARCH is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award, and is a recipient of the Will Eisner Comics Industry Award, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition, and the Coretta Scott King Book Award Author Honor, among other honors. Aydin's other comics work includes writing the X-Files Annual 2016 (IDW), writing for the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2016 (Image), and writing an upcoming issue of Bitch Planet (Image).

Nate Powell is a New York Times best-selling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes MARCHYou Don't SayAny EmpireSwallow Me WholeThe Silence Of Our FriendsThe Year Of The Beasts, and Rick Riordan's The Lost Hero. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show and CNN.

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March, Book Two 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A classic work of literature that, along with it's spectacular subsequent volumes, will be read for generations.
JimRGill2012 3 months ago
This powerful second volume in the trilogy traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement, through the eyes of John Lewis—who was there through it all, from the aftermath of the lunch counter sit-ins to the brutality and chaotic violence of the Freedom Rides, culminating in the historic March on Washington in 1963. Due credit is given to all the major figures—Medgar Evers, MLK, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, Jim Farmer, Malcolm X, Whitney Young, and Bayard Rustin, whose homosexuality and the consternation it caused are, admirably, not ignored. The authors wisely intercut the history with inspirational scenes from Barack Obama’s inauguration as the first African American President of the US, thus juxtaposing the struggle of the movement with an undeniable emblem of its success—while acknowledging that much work remains to be done.
Lufbra More than 1 year ago
The second book in this excellent series about the civil rights movement takes the reader into the thick of the civil rights movement. The book is full of historical figures such as Martin Luther King Jr, the Kennedys' Stokey Carmichael and more as John Lewis becomes a major player and finds himself slowly changing the country. This is a great book, well written and perfectly complimented by the quality artwork. It is the graphic novel as literature and memoir as art. A must read.