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Editorial Content for March: Book Two

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Reviewer (text)

John Maher

Imagine the terror. It’s 1961, and you, a black American, are in the cramped back of a bus from Nashville to Birmingham. You and your friends --- men and women, black and white --- have had enough. Enough of years of injustice. Enough of vicious slurs hurled like bricks as you walk down the street, condemning the color of your skin or the company you keep. Enough of a country divided, patting its own back for a commitment to liberty and happiness. Enough of separate but equal, that deep and savage untruth. Read More

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Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence --- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before.

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Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence --- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before.

About the Book

The #1 New York Times bestselling series continues!

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, MARCH brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today's world.

After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence --- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the young activists of the movement struggle with internal conflicts as well. But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy... and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the "Big Six" leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Graphic Novel Picks for Winter

Mark Freeburg

Mark Freeburg has been a reader all his life. He lives and works in the western suburbs of Chicago. He has been a mail carrier for the US Post Office for over 28 years. For many years, he listened to music while walking the route, but one day he decided to give an audiobook a try --- which turned out to be a match made in heaven. How many people can work and pleasure read?

Lesley Scher

Lesley Scher has always loved to read and when asked what her dream job would be, she is quick to reply, “I’m living it!” She is a bookseller for a major brick-and-mortar retailer and enjoys sharing her love of books with her co-workers, customers, friends and family. It’s a given that everyone on her Christmas list will receive her favorite book of the year as their gift. The Canada native has lived in Washington, California, Texas and Nebraska, where she now makes her home in a historic Lincoln neighborhood.

Jodee Blanco

Survivor, expert and activist Jodee Blanco is the author of The New York Times bestseller PLEASE STOP LAUGHING AT ME . . . ONE WOMAN'S INSPIRATIONAL STORY. A chronicle of her years as the student outcast, the book inspired a movement inside the nation’s schools and has become an American classic. PLEASE STOP LAUGHING AT ME . .

Editorial Content for Fatherland: A Family History

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Reviewer (text)

Matthew Burbridge

I was very moved by FATHERLAND: A Family History. Nina Bunjevac’s painstakingly constructed and sincere telling of her family’s history and their part in the history of the world at large makes for quite the book to kick off the year. Her storytelling, art and subtle sardonic tone make this book sing. Read More

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Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS and Joe Sacco's PALESTINE, Nina Bunjevac's FATHERLAND renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing fanaticism, Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and adopted country of Canada, taking Nina—then only a toddler—and her older sister back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents. 

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Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS and Joe Sacco's PALESTINE, Nina Bunjevac's FATHERLAND renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing fanaticism, Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and adopted country of Canada, taking Nina—then only a toddler—and her older sister back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents.

About the Book

Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's PERSEPOLIS and Joe Sacco's PALESTINE, Nina Bunjevac's FATHERLAND renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing fanaticism, Nina Bunjevac's mother fled her marriage and adopted country of Canada, taking Nina—then only a toddler—and her older sister back to Yugoslavia to live with her parents.

written by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell - Comic Book, Graphic Novel, History, Memoir, Nonfiction

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell. After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence --- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before.

Jordan Stratford

Jordan Stratford is a producer, author, and screenwriter. Stratford launched the idea for the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series on Kickstarter, where the response was overwhelming enthusiasm.
 
Mr. Stratford lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and children and is hard at work on the next book in the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series.

Jordan Stratford

Jordan Stratford is a producer, author, and screenwriter. Stratford launched the idea for the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series on Kickstarter, where the response was overwhelming enthusiasm.
 
Mr. Stratford lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and children and is hard at work on the next book in the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series.

Jordan Stratford

Jordan Stratford is a producer, author, and screenwriter. Stratford launched the idea for the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series on Kickstarter, where the response was overwhelming enthusiasm.
 
Mr. Stratford lives on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and children and is hard at work on the next book in the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency series.