One of my favorite mentors from my MA program has done a lot of research on graphic novels and comics. I always appreciate her recommendations for new things to read, especially if I can then pass on the books to my students. When she began posting stuff about Nate Powell and his work on the March trilogy, I was intrigued. I had definitely heard of John Lewis, and he’s come back into prominent public attention with the House Democrats’ sit-in this last summer (#nobillnobreak). But I never realized to what extent he had been involved in the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. This graphic memoir, therefore, brings us back in time to the history of Civil Rights as seen by less-famous members more directly involved in the movement. Read my full review!
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