In Honor Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Hello one and all. I hope you have been enjoying your day and the weekend. We here are closed for the day in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. who was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. We wish to introduce you to an amazing graphic novel trilogy known as MARCH.

The groundbreaking graphic-novel memoir by a living legend of the civil rights movement, March. Created by Congressman John LewisAndrew Aydin and Nate Powell, this #1 New York Times bestseller is also a Coretta Scott King Honor book, a required text in classrooms across America, and the first graphic novel to win a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Now this modern classic — praised by everyone from President Bill Clinton to LeVar Burton to Tim Cook — gets the deluxe, oversized hardcover treatment, so the stunning work of Lewis, Aydin, and Powell can be appreciated on a grander scale.

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis’ lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis’ personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

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.Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story.” Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

 


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  • Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller

  • #1 Washington Post Bestseller

  • A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

  • An ALA Notable Book

  • One of YALSA’s Top 10 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

  • One of YALSA’s Top 10 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

  • One of YALSA’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound

  • One of Reader’s Digest‘s Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read

  • Endorsed by NYC Public Schools’ “NYC Reads 365” program

  • Selected for first-year reading programs by Michigan State University, Marquette University, and Georgia State University

  • Nominated for three Will Eisner Awards

  • Nominated for the Glyph Award

  • Named one of the best books of 2013 by USA TodayThe Washington PostPublishers WeeklyLibrary Journal, School Library JournalBooklistKirkus ReviewsThe Horn BookPasteSlateComicsAlliance, Amazon, and Apple iBooks.

For all the teachers in the house here is a great resource for you to teach about Martin Luther King in your class with a lesson plan from Pop Culture Classroom located out of Denver, Co.

Thank you all and please be good humans. For those of you who are interested in a great historical graphic novel please use the link below.

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