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Riveting and extremely clear account of this chapter of the Civil Rights Movement. I hope every elementary, middle and senior high school in MN is using this book in classes, and has it available on the library shelf. Stunning
100% agree all 3 books in this series should be required reading for everybody everywhere. John Lewis a living legend
This trilogy should be required reading. Stunning artwork combined with a Rep. Lewis's strong, clear voice makes for a moving, timely read.
The 2016 National Book Award Winner for Children's Literature, and with good reason. This concludes the March series that chronicles Rep. John Lewis' involvement in the Civil Rights movement. Truly eye-opening
Throughout March, Lewis emphasizes action over legislation, highlight the fact that while laws are important, they mean nothing without practical enforcement or compliance. Even as it concludes at a triumphal moment, with the inauguration of the United States’ first black president, there is a note of sadness and caution. One of the last scenes depicts Lewis listening to his voicemail. “I was thinking about the years of work, the bloodshed…the people who didn’t live to see this day,” Ted Kennedy says as Lewis listens in the dark, head in his hands. March is dedicated to “the past and future children of the movement.” And the next day, Congressman Lewis is back at his office, planning to educate those future children about what was lost, what was gained, and the work yet to be done.
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A staggering good conclusion to the March series. This volume is maybe a little more violent than the previous two, which lends a slightly bleak, dark aspect to the story. But it's still told with such genuine passion and forthrightness that it is still a stand-out series on the Civil Rights issues of the 60's. And not enough can be said about the art in each volume. Truly a stunning and inspiring set of books that I can see becoming standard reading for students in Middle and High Schools everywhere.
These 3 books on the civil rights movement are excellent. I lived through those times and reading about them was very interesting. John Lewis does an excellent job of telling the story of the movement. The illustrations are wonderful. Every youth should read these books and understand some of our history.
I would be surprised if most people’s first reaction to seeing a good rating for a book about the Civil Rights movement wasn’t, “Of course it gets a good rating, the book is about something important.” And it’s true, the facts of the events are significant, moving, and worth engaging for their own merit. But that’s not what the rating is about. It’s about the storytelling. Lewis and his colleagues aren’t just sharing history, they’re telling his personal story, and they give those facts flesh, blood, personality, and life. They give it perspective and emotion. They make it compelling. This is a story of human drama that is deeply affecting. I couldn’t quite read all three volumes in one sitting, but I sure wanted to. And I hope many others get the chance to try as well.
An award winning conclusion to an amazing graphic novel series.
"March" Book 3, surely gives us an excellent firsthand inside account of the struggles of the civil rights movement, particularly with the roles of SNCC and John Lewis and many others. The right to vote and to be treated as human beings were fought for with great courage and the price was heavy. It is hard to believe that this happened just a while ago (1960s).
As Lewis pointed in this work (in the words of Malcolm X) it is a struggle not only of race but of class. This open a new dimension in the thinking of how people are treated with regards to being viewed as a despised race or class ( See "White Trash...." by Nancy Isenberg, 2016).
Baseball contributed to breaking down the color barriers ( Jackie Robinson and others).
This book is a must read, particularly for young people, so that they do nor take things (for example, right to assembly, right to vote, respect for others etc.) for granted.
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The best in the series! This is such an important series, not only for young people. It was packed with details and grassroots organizing I didn't know about, as an adult. John Lewis is amazing and I am glad he is getting recognition for some of the amazing work he has done throughout his lifetime.
A powerful conclusion to an important trilogy. A must-read for teens and adults alike.
This is the last book of a really, really good trilogy! Kudos to John Lewis for sharing his story about the Blacks struggle for their civil rights in America and Nate Powell for bringing Mr. Lewis' story to life through his beautiful artwork. In my opinion, the March books should be required reading in American History classes for high school students. I'm pretty sure that I would've appreciated reading a graphic novel of this nature during my adolescent years.
The final volume is by far the most engaging and powerful. A fantastic wrap-up to a great series.
If you have any wishwashy feelings on the protests that have happened as of late, read the March series. The series will make you want to be on the right side of history.
Each volume in this three-part series is more gripping than the last. This third volume documents the violence that surrounded the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. By including depictions of Presidential politics and police violence, the authors make this history as current as today's headlines.
This series blew me away. It does an amazing job of personalizing the Civil Rights movement. I'm amazed at the courage and tenacity of those Civil Rights leaders. How can you endure so much hate for so long without giving up in despair? A riveting read, and an important one.