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The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays and that time I met Representative John Lewis

The 12 Books of #Diversity for the Holidays
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Welcome to our #diversity countdown to Christmas. Our first book is

March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, & Nate Powell

March By John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

March is a vivid first-hand account of 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.”

March is a book for Young Adult readers who prefer the graphic novel format. It’s an easy way to consume history or biographies or other heavily fact laden books. I had the privilege to meet Representative Lewis a few years ago at BEA when this book first came out.

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Of course it’s a day that I’m dressed all schlumpy; but woo hoooo JOHN  LEWIS!!

It’s no surprise that March won the National Book Award. You can get more info about the March series here.

 

By Pam

My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.