Top Shelf Donates Rep. John Lewis’ civil rights graphic novel to every member of Congress

Graphic Policy

Now that his new graphic novel has launched to bestseller status and even triggered a rerelease of the 1950s comic book that sparked the idea, Rep. John Lewis has another surprise: his publisher is donating digital copies of both books to each of his colleagues in Congress.

After more than five decades of activism, US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis has made history once again this year. His new memoir March: Book One, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell, is the first ever graphic novel by a member of Congress. It debuted in August to great acclaim from critics, TV hosts, book festivals, schoolteachers, and young readers alike, not to mention #1 status on both New York Times and Washington Post bestseller lists. That incredible launch was recently followed by a re-release of Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story, the groundbreaking…

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