Book ThreeGraphic Novel - 2016
J328.73092 L5873M03 2016
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There were a lot of great comics published in 2016. Here are a few of my favorites from this year: March: Book Three by John Lewis
The National Book Award winning conclusion to Congressman John Lewis’ comics memoir (created with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell) is a visceral, unsentimental portrayal of the civil rights movement in the era of Jim Crow. Lewis’ focus on the strategic details of or (more)
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2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature; 2017 Coretta Scott King Award.
From the critics
Frightening or Intense Scenes: The sheer level of state-sponsored violence against African-Americans is pretty terrifying. Of course, this all actually happened, which is terrible in itself.
Violence: Accurately depicts violence used against Civil Rights leaders and protesters.
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March: Book Three opens where March: Book Two left off, with the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama on September 15, 1963. The third volume is by far the longest in the trilogy, and has the most ground to cover, not necessarily in terms of time, but in terms of significant events in the civil rights movement, when participation and media attention gained critical mass. This installment includes the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Malcom X, the Freedom Summer voter registration project, the Selma march, and the passage of the Civil Rights Bill and the Voting Rights Act. The frame narrative that anchored the first volume has mostly slipped away, with only occasional references back to the inauguration of Barack Obama. It concludes on a meta note, with Lewis and Aydin discussing the idea of turning Lewis’ memoirs into a comic book.
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