March

I thought reading March Book One and Two would be necessary, educational, instructive–not necessarily pleasurable. I was wrong. Congressman John Lewis’s journey from farm boy to theology student to activist encompassing diner sit-ins , the March on Washington and the freedom rides is harrowing and painful. I was in tears  during Book 2, in distress and disbelief at how the protestors were fire-bombed, beaten by mobs, arrested by police and ignored by politicians. The framing story of Obama’s inauguration makes the already tight narrative especially poignant. The art is astonishing, too. Read. I’m now eagerly awaiting Book 3. 10+

 

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