This graphic novel is an interesting and compelling read. John Lewis, civil rights pioneer and U.S. congressman for Georgia, works with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell to tell his story of growing up during the civil rights movement and the struggles that went with it. He spoke the same day as Martin Luther King Jr. in the March on Washington.
After a short intro, the book starts with Barack Obama coming into the presidency while John Lewis is working as a representative. He tells snippets of his childhood, continuing to meeting MLK Jr, sit-ins, and rising to a climax at City Hall. The illustrations are realistic and help tell the story.
John Lewis went on the Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert to promote his book. His talk with Stephen Colbert is split into Part 1 and Part 2. Lewis is a character and fun to watch interacting with Colbert. He discusses the March on Washington and the Selma march as well. In part 2 he talks about a book that inspired him when he was younger. It’s an interesting tie-in to March: Book One. Lewis plans to publish three books in this set, as noted by Top Shelf Comix.
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