March: Book One, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, has been selected as the first-ever graphic novel for the Vermont Reads program. Nate Powell was the 2016 commencement speaker for The Center for Cartoon Studies.
Congressman John Lewis is one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. In partnership with Andrew Aydin (ao-author) and Nate Powell (illustrator), they created March (Top Shelf Comix), a graphic novel trilogy chronicling John Lewis’ lifetime of commitment to justice and nonviolence. The book centers around the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to end segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins.