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Monday, December 09, 2019

EXCERPT: ‘March: Book One,’ A Graphic Novel About Civil Rights Icon Rep. John Lewis’ Journey

From growing up on a sharecropper’s farm to helping lead the civil rights movement and serving 13 terms in Congress, U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) has lived an iconic American life. Now Lewis, along with co-author Andrew Aydin and award-winning artist Nate Powell, is retelling his journey through an epic graphic novel trilogy: March.

In the following excerpt from Book One, the authors recount the aftermath of Lewis and his fellow activists’ arrests during the Nashville sit-ins of 1960.

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If you enjoyed this excerpt, purchase the full book hereMarch: Book Two is set to publish in January 2015.

Reprinted from March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell with permission from Top Shelf Productions. Copyright © 2013.

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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