Pick up a copy of John Lewis’ graphic memoir

March: Book One. Photo provided

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Pick up a copy of the graphic memoir “March: Book One” at the Rockingham Library anytime and get ready for the book discussion Monday, April 1 at 3 p.m. This title is the first of a trilogy written by civil rights icon John Lewis, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and award-winning graphic artist Nate Powell.

Lewis was chairman of the Students Nonviolent Coordinating committee and was considered one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement. He has served in the U.S. Congress since 1987 and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Obama in 2011.

“March: Book One” tells of Lewis’s childhood in rural Alabama, his desire as a young man to be a preacher, his life-changing interactions with Martin Luther King Jr., and the nonviolent sit-ins he joined at lunch counters in Nashville as a means of undermining segregation.

The Vermont Humanities Council has chosen this title for its 2019 Vermont Reads Statewide One-Book Community Reading Program. The Rockingham Library has been selected as a recipient of 65 copies of this book from VHC for programming purposes.

Anyone may pick-up a copy of this book during regular library hours. Having a library card is not a prerequisite. For more information, go to www.rockinghamlibrary.org, email programming@rockinghamlibrary.org, call 802-463-4270, or stop by the library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, Vt.

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