March Graphic Novel Wins Further Awards

January 24, 2017 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Everything Else, Other

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Press Release:

The bestselling March graphic novel trilogy broke new records yesterday by winning four major awards in the American Library Association’s Youth Media Awards, more than any book in the awards’ history. March: Book Three, the concluding volume by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, was announced as the winner of:

  • the Coretta Scott King Book Award (for outstanding African-American books for youth),
  • the Michael L. Printz Award (for excellence in young adult literature),
  • the Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award (for most distinguished informational book for children),
  • and the YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

These honors for March: Book Three follow closely on the heels of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature – Young Adult Category, making it the first book to win both the Printz and the National Book Award.

“I’m delighted and honored that America’s librarians are supporting March with these awards,” said Congressman Lewis. “I love books and I love librarians. When I was growing up I tried to read every single thing I could. I hope these awards will help inspire all of our young people — and some of us not so young — to read, to learn, and to act. March is a guidebook reminding us that we all must speak up and stand up for what is right, what is fair, and what is just.”

The March trilogy, which depicts Lewis’s firsthand account of the Civil Rights Movement, has previously won such honors as the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Eisner Award, two Harvey Awards, and a Coretta Scott King Author Honor. It is rapidly being adopted by universities and public school systems from New York to San Francisco, and recently spent six continuous weeks holding the top 3 spots on the New York Times Bestseller List.

Congressman Lewis accepted the YALSA Nonfiction Award on behalf of the three creators yesterday at the ALA Midwinter Conference in Atlanta. The King, Printz, and Sibert Awards will be handed out in ceremonies at the ALA Annual Conference in June.

GA – March Signing

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Congressman John Lewis appears at Barnes & Noble on Thursday December 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM to sign copies of his National Book Award winning MARCH!

Barnes & Noble
2900 Peachtree Road NE Suite 310, Atlanta, GA 30305
404-261-7747

GA – March: Book 3 Signing

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Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world. Congressman Lewis will appear for a signing at the Norcross Cultural Arts Center on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM!  Copies of all three volumes of MARCH will be available from Eagle Eye Books.

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Norcross Cultural Arts & Community Center
10 College Street, Norcross, GA 30071
(678) 421-2025

PA – March Signing

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Press Release:

The ToonSeum, in collaboration with Sweetwater Arts Center, is honored to welcome the creators of the award-winning graphic novel March to Pittsburgh! This event takes place at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.

Congressman John Lewis, co-author Andrew Aydin and illustrator Nate Powell will be discussing Congressman Lewis’ role as a leader of the civil rights movement and how they transformed his story into this powerful graphic novel series. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of the MARCH trilogy will be available for purchase in the lobby of the August Wilson Center before the event and during the signing.

This event is sponsored by Carlow University and The Pittsburgh Foundation. Special thanks to the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, August Wilson Center, the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and Paul Schifino of Schifino Design.

The event is FREE but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! See link for tickets.

For more information about the exhibit or the event, contact the ToonSeum at (412) 232-0199

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August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 471-6070

OR – March: Book Two Signing

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Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin appear at Powell’s Books on Saturday June 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm!

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. March: Book Two (Top Shelf), co-written by Andrew Aydin (with artist Nate Powell), 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, 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.

Powell’s City of Books
1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209-3114
503 228 4651

DC – March: Book 2 Signing

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Congressman John Lewis and co-writer Andrew Aydin appear at Politics & Prose on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at noon to sign MARCH: BOOK 2.

In the eagerly-awaited second volume of his civil rights trilogy, Congressman John Lewis again collaborates with writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to put historic events into the immediate context of a graphic memoir. Recounting his personal and political coming-of-age in the segregated South, Lewis picks up the story after the heady days of the Nashville sit-ins, recounting the more dangerous challenges he faced with the Freedom Riders as the group’s nonviolent actions were met with beatings and imprisonment. Courage triumphed over brutality, and the book ends as the twenty-three-year-old Lewis is elected to lead the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and prepares for the 1963 March on Washington.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

NYC – March: Book 2 Signing

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Rep. John Lewis, Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin speak on the Civil Rights Era Dweck Center at the Brooklyn Public Library on Wednesday April 8th at 7pm!

Press Release:

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 movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart. Congressman Lewis, Mr. Powell and Mr. Aydin will discuss the legacy, the books, and more at Brooklyn Public Library, and will sign their most recent in the March trilogy.

Brooklyn Central Library
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.230.2100

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DC – March: Book 2 Signing

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Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin appear to speak about March: Book Two on Wednesday February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

This event has reached capacity in the Pearl Bailey Room. There will be additional seating available in the restaurant, where you will be able to listen and watch via video stream. Space in the restaurant will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

All attendees will be able to be part of the book signing – all welcome! Books avialable via Politics & Prose.

Busboys and Poets Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, DC 20017
(202) 636-7230

DC – March: Book Two Signing

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Fantom Comics is now honored to host CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS and co-author ANDREW AYDIN for a MARCH Book Two signing and discussion on SUNDAY JANUARY 25th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm!

We cannot believe our good luck in having Representative John Lewis, civil rights legend and inspiring leader, along with his co-author, Andrew Aydin, here for this amazing event.

We’ll also be raffling off free, signed copies of MARCH Books One and Two, as well as with 2 free tickets to the movie “Selma.”

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Fantom Comics
2010 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036
202-241-6498

DC – March Signing

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Rep. John Lewis and co-author Andrew Aydin appear at the St. Augustine Catholic School on Thursday May 1st from 6:30 – 8:30 pm for a lively discussion about lessons from the Civil Rights Era and how the youth can carry on the Movement today!

The event is designed for teenagers and young adults. However, the event is open to all, and parents, teachers, and mentors are welcome to come with their children, students, and mentees. Details at the link…

St. Augustine Catholic School
1421 V Street NW, Washington DC 2009

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