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Midtown Comics in New York City is excited to welcome Congressman John Lewis for a special book signing of his new graphic novel, March from Top Shelf Productions, Thursday, November 7th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Midtown Comics Downtown. Co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell will also be on hand to sign for fans.
Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In the graphic novel March, Lewis offers a vivid, first-hand memoir of his lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. From his experience growing up on an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the medal of freedom from the first African-American president. Congressman Lewis tells his remarkable story in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times bestselling artist Nate Powell.
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.
Notable reviews and comments on March:
“Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.” — President Bill Clinton
“A powerful tale of courage and principle... the heroism of those who sat and marched... comes through with vivid, inspiring clarity.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Lewis’s remarkable life has been skillfully translated into graphics... This version of Lewis’s life story belongs in libraries to teach readers about the heroes of America.” — Library Journal (starred review)
“Riveting and beautiful…should be stocked in every school and shelved at every library.” — The Washington Post
“Essential reading... March is a moving and important achievement.” — USA Today
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