March: Book One, the graphic novel trilogy by US Congressman and legendary civil rights icon John Lewis, co-written by Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell, comes out in less than three months.

One of Congressman Lewis’ chief goals for the March trilogy is to engage the next generation of readers, in order to keep the lessons of the civil rights movement alive. Top Shelf is proud to present an 11-page Teacher’s Guide to March: Book One, developed by comics/education expert Peter Gutierrez, packed full of resources for using this graphic novel in the grade 6-12 classroom and beyond. It even includes correlations to national & state standards for English and Social Studies! Teachers and librarians can download this guide today, absolutely free, and get ready to teach March: Book One in the fall.

Topshelf is pleased to announce that March: Book One will also feature a back cover blurb from none other than the 42nd President of the United States! This is the first graphic novel ever endorsed by an American president:

“Congressman John Lewis has been a resounding moral voice in the quest for equality for more than 50 years, and I’m so pleased that he is sharing his memories of the Civil Rights Movement with America’s young leaders. In March, he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands.”President Bill Clinton

March: Book One, a deluxe softcover graphic novel with french flaps and black & white interiors, 6.5″ x 9.5″, 128 pages.
— ISBN 978-1-60309-300-2
— $14.95 (US)
— Release Date: August 13, 2013.

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