John Lewis, Andrew Aydin
First you MARCH
Then you RUN
THE STORY OF JOHN LEWIS CONTINUES
From the bestselling, award-winning authors John Lewis and Andrew Aydincomes their next groundbreaking graphic novel—Run: Book One—illustrated by rising star Afua Richardson and featuring contributions by Nate Powell.
Told in multiple parts, Run is the next chapter of John Lewis' involvement in the civil rights movement and public life after the March saga. The books bring to the page the true story of John Lewis and many of his colleagues in the movement after the historic success of the Selma campaign. Opening two days after the Voting Rights Act was signed into law, John Lewis and his colleagues are arrested and taken to jail in Americus, Georgia, as the largest hooded Klan march in years takes shape on the courthouse steps. Run: Book One takes readers through the behind-the-scenes struggle to exercise the hard-won rights of people of color to register, vote, and secure equal representation in their elected leaders, all the while facing escalating tensions over continued American involvement in Vietnam.
Congressman John Lewis grew up on an Alabama sharecropper's farm and eventually became known as "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced." Along with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Lewis was one of the "Big Six" leaders of groups who organized the 1963 March on Washington. He played a revolutionary role in the Civil Rights Movement to end racial segregation in the United States. He has dedicated his life to protecting human rights, securing civil liberties, and building what he calls "The Beloved Community” in America. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic memoir series March. John Lewis currently splits his time between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C.
Andrew Aydin was born in Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the Lovett School in Atlanta earned a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College, and a Master of Arts in public policy from Georgetown University. Aydin is an American politician and award-winning comics writer, known as the Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Georgia congressman John Lewis, and co-author of March. Andrew Aydin lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, D.C.
Nate Powell is a New York Times bestselling graphic novelist born in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1978. He began self-publishing at age fourteen, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes March, the graphic novel autobiography of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis; You Don't Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Years of the Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero. Powell is the first and only cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. His work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, two Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, two Harvey Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and has been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Afua Richardson is the illustrator of the Readers’ Choice Award-winning, politically potent mini-series Genius by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman (Image Comics). Other works include Black Panther: World of Wakanda, X-Men '92, Captain Marvel, Captain America, and The Mighty Avengers (Marvel Comics); All Star Batman, The Wild Storm (DC Comics); and Attack on Titan(Kodansha). In addition to being an illustrator and writer, Richardson is a musician, vocalist, performer, songwriter, voice actor, activist, and mentor. In the spirit of the Nina Simone Award she received for Artistic Excellence, Richardson has been aptly called a “Jane of All Trades.” She lives in Stone Mountain, Georgia.
|Publication Date||25 June 2019|
|Rights||Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Central & South America, Caribbean|