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About March

#1 New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller

First Graphic Novel to Win the National Book Award

First Graphic Novel to Receive a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

Winner of the Eisner Award

A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

Featured in YALSA’s “Outstanding Books for the College Bound”

Endorsed by NYC Public Schools' "NYC Reads 365" Program

Almost sixty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. edited a 16-page comic book about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Distributed by hand in churches, schools, and nonviolence workshops, it dramatized the fledgling movement and its tactics to a generation of future leaders— including a young John Lewis.

Today, Lewis is continuing that legacy, and using comics to educate and inspire a new generation. Together with Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, Congressman Lewis is creating a transformative work of literature in the graphic novel series March: a #1 New York Times bestseller that brings his memories of the civil rights movement to urgent new life.

As a graphic novel memoir, March engages readers with unforgettable imagery and first-person narration, combining the disciplines of art, literature, and history in a single document. Students will not only understand the history of the civil rights movement but also connect in a deeply personal way with the story of nonviolent activism in America.

On campus, March is a catalyst for vital discussions about diversity, society, and active engagement in one's community, in ways that are not just historical but directly relevant to today's world. And what's more, it focuses specifically on the role of young people.

This insider’s view of the civil rights movement should be required reading for young and old; not to be missed.
— School Library Journal
There is perhaps no more important modern book to be stocked in American school libraries than March.
— The Washington Post
This graphic novel’s presentation of civil rights is startlingly contemporary.
— The New York Times