- Contributors: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin ; Nate Powell.
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- Summary: This graphic novel trilogy is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. Book two takes place after the Nashville sit-in campaign. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Barack Obama, the first African-American president.
- Commended for Coretta Scott King Award (Author) 2014
- Commended for Cybils (Graphic Novel Elem/Mid) 2013
- Short-listed for Georgia Children's Book Award (Children's Book) 2015
- Short-listed for Virginia Readers Choice Award (High School) 2016
- Short-listed for Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers 2014
- Short-listed for Volunteer State Book Awards (Middle School) 2015
- Short-listed for Volunteer State Book Awards (High School) 2015
- Short-listed for Sequoyah Book Awards (High School) 2016
- Ignatz award winner.
- Coretta Scott King Book Award, Author, 2017.
- Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature, 2017.
- National Book Award, Young People's Literature, 2016.
- Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, 2017.
- YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults, 2017.
- No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.
- Number of Pages: 454
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- Publication Year: 2016
- Publisher: Top Shelf
- ISBN: 9781603093835