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Series: Run Vol. 1   

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Annotation: First you march, then you run. From the #1 bestselling, award-winning authors John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, comes their next groundbreaking graphic novel, Run
Catalog Number: #311627
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Pages: 160
Availability: Available
New Title: Yes
ISBN: Publisher: 1-419-73069-X Perma-Bound: 0-8000-1194-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-1-419-73069-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-8000-1194-9
Dewey: 973
Language: English
School Library Journal Starred Review
Gr 8 Up In this follow-up to the acclaimed "March" trilogy, which picks up right after the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Lewis and the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) face one challenge after another. White supremacists, including law enforcement, resist social change and calls for integration. White violence and domestic terrorism target churches, traffic stops, voting booths, and public demonstrations. Apartheid in South Africa and the Vietnam War, along with the draft, add new frontiers to a progressive movement that watches one cold-blooded killing after another take place in the United States without justice. Increased pressure and lackluster results lead to infighting among SNCC's membership, who work to make change from a place of love but become increasingly frustrated and jaded. Lewis is but one committed figure here, as many dedicated Black and white members of SNCC are depicted, including those who opposed Lewis's leadership and continuous calls for integration and nonviolence. Fury and Powell's artwork captures various states of helplessness, from losing an election to staring down the barrel of a gun, while also conveying the determination and anger that Lewis and his peers summoned to keep from quitting. Extensive biographical, reference, and artistic notes in the back matter will illuminate casual and student readers alike. VERDICT Just as powerful as the "March" trilogy, this paean to "nonviolent soldiers" is principled, tragic, and stirring. Thomas Maluck, Richland Lib., SC
Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
A companion to the award-winning, groundbreaking March graphic memoir series, this is the final work completed by Congressman Lewis before his death in July 2020.What happened after the 1965 marches in Selma? Although segregation was no longer legal, America had not yet embraced true equality. Shortly after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a six-day uprising took place in the neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles, with similar protests in Chicago. (Readers will likely note parallels between these events and the 2020 protests.) With welcome frankness, Lewis recounts his tenure as chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, being at odds with organizations like the NAACP and the Urban League, the repercussions of SNCC’s public stances against the Vietnam War and apartheid in South Africa, and the generational divide within SNCC. Lewis questioned his own effectiveness as a leader (and was eventually ousted), but his focus throughout the book is on the hundreds of unsung individuals who undertook the sometimes-deadly work that Black voter registration and other grassroots social justice efforts demanded. Compelling art perfectly captures the tension and terror of these troubled times, as told from Lewis’ memory with the backing of scholarly works and research.An intimate, powerfully revealing look at a crucial, complex time, through the eyes of a true American hero. (biographies, notes, sources, from the artist, about the authors, co-author’s note) (Graphic memoir. 12-adult)
Starred Review ALA Booklist
*Starred Review* Lewis, Aydin, and Powell's stirring March trilogy continues in this first installment in a follow-up series tracing Lewis' life and career after the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Lewis is dedicated to but exhausted by his role as chairman of SNCC, and after the success of their earlier actions, the committee is wondering what to do next. Divisions hinted at in the March books bear fruit here, as a schism develops between factions in favor of more direct action and Lewis' commitment to nonviolence, especially as protests against the draft escalate. This is a wordy graphic novel, with abundant speech balloons and voice-overs offering insight into Lewis' motivations, but such a complicated moment in civil rights history deserves this kind of exploration. Particularly poignant is the focus on the limitations of the Voting Rights Act, which did nothing to stop violence directed at Black people or end systemic racism cts all too relevant to today's current events. Fury balances those words with meaningful scenes, and her faces are expressive and distinct, helping with this volume's lengthy roster of characters. This is a fantastic choice for classrooms, though readers should be familiar with the March trilogy before diving in. Apart from the educational components, this will speak powerfully to anyone trying to make sense of their own values in the face of wider movements and calls to action. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The March trilogy are some of the most recognizable graphic novels of the past few decades, thanks to scores of awards, so anticipate a lengthy hold list.
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Starred Review for Kirkus Reviews
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 7-12

First you MARCH Then you RUN THE STORY OF JOHN LEWIS CONTINUES From the bestselling, award-winning authors John Lewis and Andrew Aydin comes 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.

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