March: Book Two - John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
Genre: Graphic Novels, History
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. (via Goodreads)
Thoughts: I really liked this one as much as the first book in the series. Liked how the authors incorporated the inauguration of Obama with past events. While the book was fairly short, it felt longer due to the amount of information that was imparted to the reader. Really get a front row to the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s. Highly recommended.
Bottom line: A really good sequel to the first book in the series. Would recommend the book to those that are interested in civil rights and some hope in a time in American history that seems less hopeful every day that passes.