March: Book Three

March: Book Three

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By Fall 1963, the Civil Rights Movement is an undeniable keystone of the national conversation, and as chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, John Lewis is right in the thick of it. With the stakes continuing to rise, white supremacists intensify their opposition through government obstruction and civilian terrorist attacks, a supportive president is assassinated, and African-Americans across the South are still blatantly prohibited from voting. To carry out their nonviolent revolution, Lewis and an army of young activists launch a series of innovative projects, including the Freedom Vote, Mississippi Freedom Summer, and a pitched battle for the soul of the Democratic Party waged live on national television. But strategic disputes are deepening within the movement, even as 25-year-old John Lewis heads to Alabama to risk everything in a historic showdown that will shock the world.
Publisher: [United States] : IDW Publishing, 2016
ISBN: 9781684060139 (electronic bk.)
1684060133 (electronic bk.)
Branch Call Number: eBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Powell, Nate
Aydin, Andrew
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world. Winner of 2017 Printz Award.

2017 Coretta Scott King Award Winner
2017 Printz Award Winner
2017 Award for Excellence in Non-Fiction Winner

Winner of the Michael L. Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults. Winner of the Coretta Scott King (Author) Book Award recognizing an African-American author of outstanding books for children and young adults. Winner of the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award for ... Read More »

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MapleValleyEnumclawTeens Jan 03, 2017

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.

The third volume in Rep. John Lewis' graphic memoir series covers 1963-1965, when the tireless work of Lewis and many others lead to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Essential reading for understanding both historical and current events.


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Barbdesign
Nov 17, 2018

FIVE STARS
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

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dgenterprises
Jun 05, 2018

100% agree all 3 books in this series should be required reading for everybody everywhere. John Lewis a living legend

LPL_MeredithW Dec 30, 2017

This trilogy should be required reading. Stunning artwork combined with a Rep. Lewis's strong, clear voice makes for a moving, timely read.

ArapahoeLaura Jul 30, 2017

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

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shayshortt
Jun 29, 2017

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.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/06/29/march-book-three/

KHCPL_Doug Jun 15, 2017

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.

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Marcia_McL
Jun 15, 2017

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.

JCLChrisK Feb 22, 2017

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.

MGBustillo Jan 30, 2017

An award winning conclusion to an amazing graphic novel series.

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SEELOCHAN BEHARRY
Jan 26, 2017

"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.

Seelochan Beharry
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mvkramer Aug 20, 2016

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The sheer level of state-sponsored violence against African-Americans is pretty terrifying. Of course, this all actually happened, which is terrible in itself.

mvkramer Aug 20, 2016

Violence: Accurately depicts violence used against Civil Rights leaders and protesters.

mvkramer Aug 20, 2016

Coarse Language: The "N" word makes a frequent appearance, as you'd expect.

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shayshortt
Jun 29, 2017

March: Book Three opens where March: Book Two left off, with the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. The third volume is by far the longest in the trilogy, and has the most ground to cover, not necessarily in terms of time, but in terms of significant events in the civil rights movement, when participation and media attention gained critical mass. This installment includes the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Malcom X, the Freedom Summer voter registration project, the Selma march, and the passage of the Civil Rights Bill and the Voting Rights Act. The frame narrative that anchored the first volume has mostly slipped away, with only occasional references back to the inauguration of Barack Obama. It concludes on a meta note, with Lewis and Aydin discussing the idea of turning Lewis’ memoirs into a comic book.

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shayshortt
Jun 29, 2017

For so many months I’d kept my emotions bottled up to be strong for those counting on me to lead, but there I was alone in the dark with it all.

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