Teens, join us on Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 PM to discuss March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell.
Congressman John Lewis is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.
March: Book One, a graphic novel, is the vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights. It spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. His story continues in March: Book Two and March: Book Three.
After the discussion, spend some time creating your own comic-book panels.
Teens (ages 13-19) interested in the Book Club MUST have their parent or legal guardian complete and return a permission form.
This permission form must be on file at the Library before attending a meeting or checking out the month's title.
Permission forms are available for download here, or stop by the Library to pick up a copy.
For more information regarding Teen Book Club, please contact Laura at LErwin@bossardlibrary.org or 740.446.7323 x 228.