REVIEW: March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

by Steven Ormosi

March: Book Three (March, #3)March: Book Three by John Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In honor of John Lewis' recent feud with a certain New York orange man, and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I decided to review March Book Three. This was perhaps my favorite of the entries in the series. The finale of Lewis' epic tale about the civil rights movement shows incredible hope and incredible darkness, while continuing to educate its audience about the struggles of Lewis and other important (but perhaps not as well known) members of the civil rights movement.

Co-produced between John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, this book is one that will stick with me, not because of Powell's art (which is terrific) or because of Aydin's use of prose (also stellar), or even storytelling ability. This will stick with me because the story is incredibly powerful and is one that imprints itself on you.

To be honest, the pacing sometimes felt a little muddled, and the dialogue was sometimes matter-of-fact, but that did not take away from the strength of this series, which was its continued focus on showing the day-to-day struggle of maintaining a movement in the face of overwhelming opposition.

I recommend everyone read not only this book, but this entire series, it is an underrepresented and fascinating part of American history which, I'm sorry to say, I didn't learn much at all about in school.

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