Summer Reading List: March


by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell
Marietta: Top Shelf Productions, 2016

Before he became a respected Congressman, John Lewis was clubbed, gassed, arrested over 40 times, and nearly killed by angry mobs and state police, all while nonviolently protesting racial discrimination. He marched side-by-side with Martin Luther King as the youngest leader of the Civil Rights Movement that would change a nation forever.

March, a compelling trilogy of graphic memoirs about Lewis’s experiences participating in nonviolent civil rights protests (the third book of the trilogy recently won a National Book Award), speaks directly to the theme “What Can We Change in a Single Generation?” and to the current era of social justice activism many Berkeley students are engaged in.

This book is part of the 2017 Berkeley Summer Reading List. Stay tuned for more weekly posts!