Monday, July 20, 2020

Book of the Day: March by John Lewis

March: Book One by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

This book was featured in the spring, but in light of the recent passing of the author of this graphic memoir, Congressman John Lewis, it seems a good time to remind everyone of it! This is the first in a trilogy, all of which can be accessed for free from Hoopla.

Description From Hoopla: "Book One in the March series 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."

BMS Librarian Ms. Woznick is recommending a book a day! All Books of the Day are available online. You can get get all three in the March series as ebooks from Hoopla if you have a Beverly Public Library Card. Want a physical book? You can reserve them for pickup through the public library, or check with Copper Dog Books or the Book Shop of Beverly Farms.