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December Meetup: March, Book One, by John Lewis
The groundbreaking graphic-novel memoir was created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell. March was the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. 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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    This is a book club for people who love reading and talking about graphic novels over a good drink at a cozy bar. We'll focus on those great graphic novels that tell a good story with a unique visual style. Graphic novels that have received Ignatz or Eisner awards or other similar recognition will be high on the agenda!

    Each month, we'll read a new graphic novel, and meet to chat about it over drinks. Everyone is welcome to join!

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