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Lewis, John.
New York : Top Shelf Productions, 2016

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Can you imagine being given a test in order to register to vote? Or forced to stand in the hot sun outside a courthouse all day, not even allowed to get a drink or even go to the bathroom, just to be turned away at the end of the day? How about being arrested, or beaten with a billy club, or even killed? All because you wanted to vote. Even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed, many black people were denied this fundamental American right. This graphic novel shares the story of the people who risked their lives to earn the right to vote amid the racially charged violence in the South during the 1960s. There were many more activities, challenges, and horrors leading up to the famous Selma to Montgomery March than you might realize. Told from the perspective of author John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights movement, March: Book Three is now the winner of the only National Book Award ever given to a graphic novel!
(Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Award 2017-2018)

Booktalk #2

At its heart, this book is an autobiography of Congressman John Lewis, a Civil Rights icon and current representative for the state of Georgia. It takes one manís story and makes it everyoneís story in the highly personal, immersive way that the best graphic novels do. You are there with John Lewis as a Birmingham church is bombed. You are there during the Mississippi Freedom Summer, tirelessly helping people register to vote. And you are there on Bloody Sunday, when nonviolent marchers for voting rights are beaten by Alabama state troopers. (Oklahoma High School Sequoyah Award, 2018)

SUBJECTS:     African American civil rights workers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        African American legislators -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        African Americans -- Civil rights -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Civil rights movements -- History -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Civil rights workers -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Comics (Graphic works) --Legislators -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Lewis, John, 1940 February 21- -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        Nonfiction comics.
                        Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
                        United States. Congress. House -- Comic books, strips, etc.

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