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March: Book Two

Staff Review: March: Book Two

"March: Book Two" by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Cover: 'March: Book Two'

★★★★★

"March: Book Two" is the second graphic novel in a trilogy that recounts the Civil Rights movement from the perspective of Congressman John Lewis, a key figure of the movement. This volume picks up the story in late 1960 in Nashville and recounts events including the Freedom Rides in 1961, Lewis’s incarceration in Mississippi, and the March on Washington in 1963. The first-hand account of pivotal events, in combination with the graphic novel format, provide a new and compelling perspective of historical events. Nate Powell’s graphic depictions are first rate and provide context and detail that enrich the reading experience. Readers of the first book are sure to enjoy the newest installment. History buffs will appreciate Lewis’s perspective, but this book is accessible to all readers, even those who may otherwise be reluctant to read a history book. It’s an inspiring story of courage, unwavering conviction, and service to one’s community and nation.

Audience: Teens | Genre: Nonfiction, Graphic Novel