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March Book One

Title

March Book One

Illustrator

Nate Powell

Publisher

Top Shelf Productions

Publication Year

2013

ISBN

9780606324366

Pages

121 pages

Genre

nonfiction

Format

graphic novel

Item Type

Nonfiction

Annotation

This graphic novel is Congressman John Lewis' first-hand account of his 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. BookOne spans 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 climax on the steps of City Hall. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Topic

Racial Diversity; Race discrimination; Interracial; racism; segregation; prejudice; interracial friendship

Main Character

boy

Race/Ethnicities

Black

Family Formation

mother and father

Awards

Best Books for Teens, 2016
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2014
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2013
Booklist's 50 Best YA Books of All Time, 2017
Choices, 2014
CSMCL Best Books, 2013
Distinguished Books, 2013
Graphic Novels: Selected Titles for Children and Teens, 2013
Horn Book Fanfare, 2013
Horn Book Fanfare, 2015
Marching On: Selected Books about the Civil Rights Movement for Children and Teens, 2013
Notable Children's Books, 2017
Notable Childrens Books, 2014
NYC Reads 365, 2015
Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners, 2014
School Library Journal Best Books, 2013
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2014
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2014
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2016
Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, 2018
Nominee
Arkansas Teen Book Award, 2015
Nominee
Blue Hen Book Award, 2015
Nominee
Georgia Children's Book Award, 2014-2015
Nominee
Georgia Peach Teen Readers' Choice Award, 2014
Nominee
Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List, 2014
None
Read On Wisconsin, 2017-2018
Nominee
Sequoyah Book Award, 2015
Master List
Sequoyah Book Award, 2018
Master List
Virginia Readers' Choice Award, 2015-2016
Nominee
Volunteer State Book Award, 2015-2016
Nominee
Young Hoosier Book Award, 2016-2017
Nominee
The de Grummond Children's Literature Collection
Alex Awards, 2014, Nominee, Teen
Author Awards, 2016, Winner, Young Adult
Coretta Scott King Book Award, 2014, Honor, Author
School Library Journal's Battle of the Kids' Books, 2014, Nominee
Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, 2016, Nominee, Best Publication for Teens

Keywords

Civil Rights movement; legislators; Rosa Parks; peaceful protesting

Diversity Impact

direct

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