In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I’m reading March: Book One by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell.
The graphic novel is Congressman Lewis’ first-hand account of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. Book One spans 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 climax on the steps of City Hall.
March is a trilogy, so if Book One leaves you craving more you won’t have to stop there. Book Three was released in late 2016 and we have the whole series in store. The trilogy is classified as a young adult graphic novel (for ages 13-16), but its emotional depth and fantastic art rivals any of the best adult graphic novels of 2017.
March: Book One is also this month’s Graphic Content book club pick, so if you love it as much as I do join in on the conversation on Monday, February 12th at 6:30 PM.