March: Book One
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March: Book One

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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 1950s 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.

— March: Book One (of Three), a 128-page softcover with french flaps, 6.5" x 9.5"

Title:March: Book One
Edition Language:English
ISBN:1603093001
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:128 pages

    March: Book One Reviews

  • Malia
    Sep 27, 2016

    I just finished March Book 3, and I felt I couldn't quite write a fitting review until I had completed the series. This is my third foray into the world of the graphic novel, and judging by the books ...

  • Bill  Kerwin
    Oct 08, 2016

    This first volume of the graphically realized three-part autobiography of civil rights stalwart John Lewis covers the congressman’s life from his days as a poor farm boy dreaming of becoming a preac...

  • Natalie
    Dec 05, 2016

    This has been on my TBR for so long, I still can’t believe I have it in my hands. March: Book One is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditat...

  • Pramod Nair
    Jul 01, 2015

    An extraordinary memoir in the graphic novel format which gives the reader a keen cognizance on the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. ‘March: Book One’, the first book of a trilogy, is a riveting tale o...

  • Diane
    Dec 02, 2016

    This is a powerful look at Congressman John Lewis' role in the Civil Rights Movement. This first book in the March trilogy focuses on Lewis' childhood in Alabama, his interest in becoming a preacher, ...

  • Eve
    Dec 28, 2016

    "My dear children, read. Read everything."...

  • Bettie?
    Jan 15, 2017

    MARCH Sweeps American Library Association Awards with Record-Breaking FOUR Wins January 23, 2017One small quibble (don't you just love the word quibble) on the format: some of the speech in the bubble...

  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    Jan 28, 2017

    Just amazing. A very emotional read for me since this volume was set in my city. I know these places and this history, but seeing and hearing it in Lewis's own words is priceless. The Nashville librar...

  • David A.
    Aug 17, 2013

    I was stopped in my tracks at the Nerd-vana known as the San Diego Comic Convention when I noticed a man handing out short, yellowed copies of a fifty-plus-year-old comic book emblazoned with the face...

  • David Schaafsma
    Sep 09, 2013

    An educational and inspirational story of the Civil Rights movement in the sixties from the perspective of one who was there and active in it, Senator John Lewis, who met and worked with and marched o...

About John Lewis

John             Lewis

John Robert Lewis is the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district, serving since 1987 and is the dean of the Georgia congressional delegation. He was a leader in the American Civil Rights Movement and chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), playing a key role in the struggle to end segregation. He is a member of the Democratic Party and is one of the m