Wednesday, February 15, 2017
I can hardly overstate the power and inspiration contained in March books one through three, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, art by Nate Powell. Though we all know about most of the historical events depicted here, the evocative impact of having them told in the first person by someone who lived them, and illustrated in graphic novel style, can hardly be overstated. Time and again in recent weeks I've heard people who did not live through this era report what I myself experienced: that these books bring things home in a way no previous account of the events of the Civil Rights Movement--and the abominable conditions that precipitated it--has done. Read them. Read them immediately.