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March: Book One
March: Book One | John Robert Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president. Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole). March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story. Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.
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MissAimz_55
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When I travel for work I always try to go to the library and also a local bookstore. I have been lucky to see some awesome libraries and this time I actually have time to sit and read a book that I haven‘t been able to get from my own library. There‘s an amazing atrium at the Portland Maine library. #booknerd #readontravels #tbrlist

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Michollio
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I enjoyed this format for learning more about one person's view of and role in the civil rights movement. I knew the basics, but this definitely had more detail than I've been taught, probably because it was mostly focused on the specific groups John Lewis was part of. Onwards to Book Two.

#BookishBingo: About the Civil Rights movement
#Pop20: Same title as a movie/show but unrelated to it

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MissAimz_55
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I‘m really hoping this hold comes through in the next couple of days. I was hoping for it today since I have book 2 & 3 already on my shelf.
“Life‘s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others‘” MLKJ #civilrightsmovement #auldlangreads #mlkjrday

OriginalCyn620 🙌🏼📚❤️ 4d
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effani
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Engrossing the way the best comics are. Nate Powell's art is both evocative and easy to follow, and pairs perfectly with Representative Lewis's words. I'm looking forward to moving on to Book 2.

#ReadHarder2020: A YA nonfiction book #ReadHarder

effani Personal side-note: It was really nice to read something I could finish in a couple of hours. My other reading right now is difficult or heavy or just long. Despite the serious subject matter, this book never felt like a chore. 4d
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effani
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Look what the library finally got to me! And today feels like an appropriate day to start reading it...

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4thhouseontheleft
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The first volume of March goes backs and forth between the day of Barack Obama‘s inauguration in 2009, and John Lewis‘s childhood and early years in the civil rights movement.

It‘s an extraordinary memoir in graphic novel format, and sparked some excellent conversations with Maya this morning. I‘m looking forward to reading the next two.

#motherdaughterbookclub
#nonfiction2020 #aboutrace
#LitsyAtoZ Letter M #graphicnovel
#pop20 #4starrating

4thhouseontheleft Also fits #NewSeries prompt for #mandmchallenge2020. Books 2 and 3 will be slotted for #History and #POCAuthor @BarbaraTheBibliophage 6d
BookishMarginalia Love the pins! 6d
4thhouseontheleft @BookishMarginalia Thank you! I save all my pins from campaigns and events 😄 5d
BarbaraTheBibliophage Terrific choices for those prompts! 📚♥️👊🏻 5d
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TheKidUpstairs
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1. TBR
2. Money.
And the idea that changing ones mind is portrayed too often as a negative ("wishy-washy") rather than a possible result of talking, learning, and gaining knowledge in an open minded manner. This contributes to a breakdown in communication between those of differing perspectives and increased partisanship.
3. Hockey, bro-in-law's birthday, lunch at bros for one last XMas celebration.
4. Yuppers!

4thhouseontheleft You make a great point for number 2. 🙌🏽 7d
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4thhouseontheleft
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Happy Friday! Inspired by the upcoming MLK Day on Monday in the US.

1. The March trilogy by John Lewis is on my stack to read this weekend. And I have been sending him so much virtual 💙 in his fight against Stage 4 pancreatic cancer 😢
2. Political actions that sustain economic hardship and inequality, access to resources
3. Attending a baby shower, board game night with friends, & reading! We usually volunteer on MLK Day
4. Nope!

#friyayintro

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alisonrose
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Great example of how well the graphic medium works for memoirs. Made Lewis‘ story much more immediate & emotionally hefty than a regular text-only book. Also liked it being balanced against Obama‘s 1st inauguration, even tho it made me want to scream/cry. Only tiny issue is I wish we got more of Lewis‘ thoughts & feelings about his experiences, & a bit more depth on the organizing itself. But still very much enjoyed, eager to read the rest! 4/5 ⭐️

JanuarieTimewalker13 I agree, graphic memoirs are so immersive, they put me in the setting. 2w
alisonrose @JanuarieTimewalker13 Yes, definitely! 2w
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alisonrose
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Violence does beget violence, but the opposite is just as true. Fury spends itself pretty quickly when there‘s no fury facing it.

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alisonrose
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My mom grew up in New York and she used to tell me stories about going to the chicken market with her grandma ☺️🐔

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alisonrose
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One of my 2020 reading aspirations is to get into graphic novels, but I think since I read and enjoyed Persepolis last year, I‘m gonna continue with some more graphic memoirs first. For me it feels like a good bridge into the general graphic works category. And I‘ve been wanting to read this series for a while! Rep. John Lewis is such an icon and a true legend. #nowreading

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alisonrose
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1) About to start the tagged book, March vol 1

2) If You Leave Me by Crystal Hana Kim; The Mystics of Mile End by Sigal Samuel; Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore

3) Nope. I have a dodo old cat who‘d probably chew on it, maybe use it as a potty, & I have the opposite of a green thumb. I either overwater or underwater, too little or too much sun, etc. They never last. The hardiest plant is no match for my horticultural ineptitude! #weekendreads

rubyslippersreads I‘m with you on #3. I can even kill cacti! 😂 2w
alisonrose @rubyslippersreads Same!! Whenever people are like “Oh this plant is impossible to kill” I‘m like JUST WATCH ME 2w
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dariazeoli
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Keep Rep. John Lewis in your thoughts, Litsy. This fighter is fighting again.

AmberWB 😞😞😞 4w
Megabooks Oh no! 4w
cathipink 💔💔💔 I will keep him in my thoughts. 4w
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Sace 😢 4w
Emilymdxn I just googled him and read his Wikipedia page, what an incredible man, I can‘t believe I hadn‘t heard of him. I‘ll be sending so much love and support to him from England 💖 4w
Hooked_on_books This is terrible news. He likely has 6 months or so, based on the usual expectations. He is so important, especially now. I‘m devastated. 4w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I am just gutted, thinking of the battle he has ahead of him. We need his moral compass more than ever ... 4w
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Schnoebs
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This is part 1 of the the trilogy of graphic novels about the role John Lewis played in the US civil rights movement. I think this was a very well done and approachable graphic novel for most age ranges. It is very informative on John‘s life and the reasons why he did what he accomplished during the civil rights movement. I was hesitant about going into it at first but now I‘m looking forward to completing the trilogy in the near future.

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kricheal
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This should be required reading for middle school children. #45 #2019

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kricheal
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Starting this next on #overdrive #currentlyreading
My overdrive app wants me to use the Kindle version of this book but I'm having issues with it? Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?

jillrhudy When you click “get Kindle book” or whatever it says in your Loans it should send you to Amazon where you go to Content and Devices and click Get Library Book and pick the Kindle you want to send it to. 5mo
kricheal @jillrhudy I've done that but it's not showing up in my Kindle app, and when I go back to try again it says that "a connection error has occured. Verify my data connection and try again". Everything else is working fine on my phone I can read it in my browser.. but it's not the same☹️ 5mo
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UnabridgedPod
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The March trilogy, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, is a stunning account of the Civil Rights movement from the perspective of John Lewis. These graphic novels cover the contemporary historical moment--when President Obama is in office--and then flashes back to Lewis's childhood. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod As it moves forward, the art and story work together to create a vivid portrayal of the hope that launches and sustains the movement, along with the chill-inducing inclusion of well-known Civil Rights figures, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Amazing graphic novel series!⠀

Have you read this series? What other graphic novels or comic book collections would you recommend?
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Kristy_K I believe Lewis is coming out with a follow up graphic novel series to this. I think it‘s called Run. 7mo
UnabridgedPod @Kristy_K That‘s exciting! 7mo
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Avidreader25
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I read Book One and Two in this graphic novel series and was drawn in by John Lewis‘ first hand account of his role in the civil rights movement. Beginning with his time on a chicken farm as a child and interspersed with scenes from Obama‘s inauguration, the series follows nonviolent sit-ins, marches, freedom riders and more. It‘s heartbreaking and powerful. Can‘t wait to read the next book.

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Johanna414
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I‘ve been in a bit of a reading slump for the past week or so and figured a graphic novel would be a good solution. A few of my 8th graders are researching the Civil Rights Movement for my class right now, so I wanted to see if this would be useful to them. What a powerful book! I‘m headed back to the shelf for book 2 immediately

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Corar
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I learned a lot from the first volume of the graphic novel memoir by John Lewis. I look forward to reading the next two. #readathon #deweysreadathon

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jackilynn
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Another successful reading month. I may not have been able to reach much while I was on spring break because I had company but I was still able to accomplish all of my goals so I call that a win.

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ProfReader
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I attended President Obama‘s inauguration in 2009. I drank a lot of Starbucks hot chocolate just to keep warm!

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ProfReader
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I could not help but to laugh at young John Lewis‘ face; it‘s priceless. Have you ever ever been this mad?  ???????????????

wordzie 😂😂 10mo
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ProfReader
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Because I love animals so much, I just don‘t think I could have walked in Congressman Lewis‘ shoes knowing that my chickens would eventually be dinner. 😔

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dgingo
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Highly recommended by a reader friend, I‘m starting this #LibraryRead about Civil Rights icon, Congressman John Lewis. What do you call a graphic novel when it‘s not fiction? #That

SaturnDoo Graphic Memoir 10mo
dgingo @SaturnDoo Really? Cool. Thanks! 👍🏼This is only my second full-length graphic text, so it‘s not my genre and I never thought about a non-fiction version. 10mo
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gradcat
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#marchintothe70s

(Day 6 - #AlltheYoungDudes)

Young dudes makes me think of young Turks...thus, represented above are (from the top, clockwise) 1) Hippies; 2) Young Turks; 3) Black Panthers; 4) Anarchists.

Cinfhen Interesting interpretation ~ I love seeing all the original and creative ideas 💚 11mo
Lizpixie Great interpretation👍 11mo
gradcat I know it‘s kind of “out there,” and pretty much all men, but I‘m kind of going with what the titles evoke in me, if you know what I mean. As always, thanks very much for the comments! ❤️ 11mo
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glitterkitty459
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#Februaryreads #Februarystats #Februarywrapup #hoopla
Comics/graphicnovels I read in February!! Best were the three on top

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bunny I love Misfit City! I wish there would be more of it. 11mo
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BookishGirl06
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#marchtbr 8 books for this month. Really looking forward to ACSDAL and on the come up.

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EmilyM
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I have only read one graphic novel besides this one, and I liked this one. At first it was hard to look at words AND pictures, but I got the hang of it. I learned a lot in this book and definitely plan on reading books 2 and 3. ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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Addison_Reads
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I devoured the first two graphic novels in this powerful historical series. The graphics are well done, the detail in the drawings are incredible, and the writing gives you facts and emotions in shortened format, which isn't easy to do.

I feel these would be great to use to educate younger, reluctant readers.

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Carolyn11215
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#blackhistorymonth read. I really have to stop trying to read these on Hoopla on my phone. Too hard to read and I think you lose majesty of some of the illustrations.

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InLibrisVeritas
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This is such a powerful read. It reminded me of how little I was taught in school about segregation and the civil rights movement. The artwork is beautiful as well.
I definitely recommend this if you haven't picked it up yet. I'll be grabbing the second and third volumes today hopefully.

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ozma.of.oz
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#nonfictionreads #blackhistory #riotgrams

I am taking a break from being an adult, and nobody can tell me no. 🍪🍪

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InLibrisVeritas
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My reading for the evening and probably the weekend 💚

#blackathon

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InLibrisVeritas
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March Book One is my next #blackathon read. I have been wanting to read this for a long time.

I am also giving Ninefox Gambit a second go, since listening to it on audio last year was HIGHLY confusing. I am hoping that a second pass with the text will clear up the story enough for me to judge if I want to continue.

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Mindyrecycles
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TerriGreen
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Wow! I loved this slim graphic novel! I have already reserved Book Two from the library.

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Wannabe_Quijote
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I‘m in #holiday heaven! Thanks so much @AmberWB !! The #coffee is brewing as I post this!

#merryandbright #merryandbrightswap #swaps

AmberWB Glad you liked everything! Merry Christmas! 13mo
EH2018 👍🎄📚🎅😻 13mo
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janeycanuck
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As powerful and moving as you‘d expect it to be. Looking forward to my SO getting to the other two so that I can nab them from him.

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BookishMarginalia
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Back to school #TeachersOfLitsy

Joy0201 Yep. All day long 🤷‍♀️ 14mo
kspenmoll 😘 Going back today was hard until I arrived & saw the students. (edited) 14mo
Mimi28 I really wish I could have been taught that in school. I own all 3 books but got kinda angry in the middle of book 3 and stopped. Too touchy right now for me with all that‘s going on. It would be great in school though cuz then it would be kind of therapeutic ❤️❤️✌🏽❤️ 14mo
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BookishMarginalia
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Our fall recess reading

Readerann ❤️❤️ 1y
plemmdog I just picked this up at the Civil Rights Museum last month. Looking forward to reading all of them! 1y
Aimeesue I was lucky enough to see Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin at the National Book Festival in 2016, talking about March:Book Three. It was fabulous! Library of Congress Video here: https://www.bookforum.com/video/17120/mode=large 1y
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HeatherBookNerd
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Early morning reading
#graphicnovel #readharder2018

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StellaDz
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This is an important trilogy to read. Written by Congressman John Lewis about the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, and his involvement, this trilogy is an amazing look into a harrowing time. The art is amazing. But it‘s truly the story that needs to be told. I‘m glad these books were written because while I knew of the movement, I didn‘t know the individual people. This introduced me to the people.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reviewsbylola I agree, fantastic series. 1y
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JacintaMCarter
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#2018Book91
I love learning about the early days of the Civil Rights Movement, especially in the form of a graphic novel. My only complaint is that sometimes the writing takes over too much instead of letting the illustrations speak for themselves. It also makes the actual writing on the page more difficult to read.

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