March: Book Three — John Lewis's award-winning trilogy concludes in August!
June 7, 2016
This August, Congressman John Lewis collaborates again with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell for the searing conclusion of the award-winning graphic novel trilogy MARCH. Through an unforgettable literary and artistic narrative, MARCH portrays the surpassing courage, sacrifice, and revolutionary nonviolence that transformed American society in the 1960s, narrated firsthand by one of the key figures of the Civil Rights Movement.
"March is one of the most important graphic novels ever created — an extraordinary presentation of an extraordinary life, and proof that young people can change the world. I'm stunned by the power of these comics, and grateful that Congressman Lewis's story will enlighten and inspire future generations of readers and leaders."
— Raina Telgemeier
By the fall of 1963, the Civil Rights Movement has penetrated deep into the American consciousness, and as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is guiding the tip of the spear. Through relentless direct action, SNCC continues to force the nation to confront its own blatant injustice, but for every step forward, the danger grows more intense: Jim Crow strikes back through legal tricks, intimidation, violence, and death. The only hope for lasting change is to give voice to the millions of Americans silenced by voter suppression: “One Man, One Vote.”
To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative campaigns, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and an all-out battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television.
With these new struggles come new allies, new opponents, and an unpredictable new president who might be both at once. But fractures within the movement are deepening ... even as 25-year-old John Lewis prepares to risk everything in a historic showdown high above the Alabama river, in a town called Selma.
March: Book Three
by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
A 256-page graphic novel with French flaps, 6.5” x 9.5”
Diamond order code: JUN16-0408
Click here for details and an 8-page preview!
In stores August 2nd, 2016
#1 New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller
Coretta Scott King Book Award—Author Honor
Robert F. Kennedy Book Award—Special Recognition
Street Literature Book Award Medal
Added to New York City Schools curriculum and assigned in over 40 states
Selected for college & university reading programs across America
"There is perhaps no more important modern book to be stocked in American school libraries than March." — The Washington Post
“Essential reading... March is a moving and important achievement.” — USA Today
“Riveting.” — O, The Oprah Magazine
“An astonishingly accomplished graphic memoir.” — NPR
“March offers a poignant portrait of an iconic figure that both entertains and edifies, and deserves to be placed alongside other historical graphic memoirs like Persepolis and Maus.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Superbly told history.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Full of nuance and personal struggle, both of which impart an empowering human element to an often mythologized period of history... this is a must-read.” — Booklist (starred review)
On August 2, the trilogy will finally be complete. Join the MARCH!