We loved “March: Book One” here at What’cha Reading. Not only a story of how far we’ve come in such a short time but also a timely reminder that the fight is far from over. There are still things we need to stand up and march against when it comes to racial discrimination. John Lewis is continuing the story of his life in the Civil Rights Movement with March: Book Two. This should go alongside its predecessor on the shelves of schools, libraries and homes across the country.
From the press release:
Get your first look inside MARCH: BOOK TWO as pre-orders officially open!
It’s been a little over a year since we released March: Book One, and this graphic novel memoir by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell turned into a smash hit. Debuting at #1 on both the New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller lists, March has quickly become a key resource for parents, librarians, teachers, and readers searching for a powerful way to bring the lessons of the civil rights movement alive for the modern world.
Our distributor Diamond Comics has released their November catalog for books shipping in January, confirming your suspicions that March: Book Two is set for release in January 2015 — and you can pre-order it from your favorite retailer! To celebrate, they’ve also published the first interview with all three creators discussing what lies ahead in Book Two:
“If Book One is Star Wars, then Book Two is our Empire Strikes Back. The stakes are higher, the heroes are stronger, and the danger is more lethal… we show how these young people became a truly national force, and one of the key elements of the broader Civil Rights Movement.” — Andrew Aydin