The March Trilogy is one of the most important graphic novels created. A superbly told history of the civil rights movement, John Lewis’s personal account of the actions of individuals and organizations throughout the South (but focused largely in Alabama) is a gripping, passionate, and richly detailed narrative of the events that would eventually lead to the signing of landmark legislation—The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Lewis and Andrew Aydin tell this story in three perfectly paced volumes, with a focus on Lewis’s personal involvement that emphasizes the reality that civil rights activists faced throughout this struggle. The factual recounting of events is dramatic, engaging, and heartrending. The story is beautifully drawn by Nate Powell who delivers moments of quiet and introspection alongside powerful and brutal moments. Finally complete, March is a powerful story, made more evocative by the issues we continue to face today.
–Adam Waterreus, Politics and Prose, Washington, DC
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with these powerful books. If you’re marching in Washington on January 21, we recommend you visit the iconic independent bookstore, Politics and Prose, and the spectacular Kramerbooks. You can find local, independent bookstores anywhere in the US with indiebound.org.