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“March” John Lewis Graphic Novel – Civil Rights Struggle – Author Talk – Boston Public Library – 11 Feb 2019 5:45pm

Boston Public Library
Author Talk
Central Branch – Copley Square Boston Back Bay
Facing History: Andrew Aydin
Monday, February 11, 2019 (5:45 PM – 7:30 PM)

Join us for a ​Community ​Conversation with Andrew Aydin, creator of the graphic memoir series MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. MARCH was co-authored with Congressman Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell. During this Community Conversation, Andrew will discuss the graphic novel and how its lessons can inspire future generations of upstanders.

We will also be joined by students from around the Boston area who have read and studied MARCH in their classrooms and who will have a unique perspective on the series. 

ANDREW AYDIN is creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, MARCH is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award. An Atlanta native, Andrew was raised by a single mother, and grew up reading comic books. After college, he took a job with Congressman Lewis.

In 2008, Congressman Lewis mentioned to Andrew the 1957 comic book Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story and the role it played in the early days of the civil rights movement. Recognizing the potential for a comic on Congressman Lewis’ life to inspire young people, Andrew urged him to write a comic about his time in the movement, but Congressman Lewis had one condition: that Andrew write it with him.

Collaborating with artist Nate Powell, the MARCH trilogy was born in 2013. Today, Andrew serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.

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