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This graphic novel trilogy is a first-hand account of Congressman 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 l...

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Main Authors: Lewis, John, 1940-2020 (Author), Aydin, Andrew (Author)
Other Authors: Powell, Nate (Illustrator)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Marietta, GA : Top Shelf Productions, [2013-2016]
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Summary:This graphic novel trilogy is a first-hand account of Congressman 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 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. Book two takes place after the Nashville sit-in campaign. 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.
Physical Description:3 volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
Awards:Coretta Scott King Author Honor, 2014
Coretta Scott King Author Winner, 2017
Michael L. Printz Award, 2017
Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, 2017
YALSA Nonfiction Award, 2017
Walter Dean Myers Award, 2017
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