“March” co-author Andrew Aydin holding virtual Q&A for GHC students


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“March” is a graphic novel trilogy by civil rights leader and Congressman, John Lewis, and co-author, Andrew Aydin.

Andrew Aydin, co-author of the graphic novel trilogy “March,” is holding a virtual Q&A on Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate as Aydin discusses what inspired the book and what it was like to work with civil rights leader and Congressman, John Lewis.

“March” is an autobiography of Lewis’ lifelong involvement in the civil rights movement. It was written in collaboration with Aydin and is brought to life with ink illustrations by award-winning graphic novelist, Nate Powell.

Readers are brought through the ups and downs of Lewis’ struggle for equality through stories of the Freedom Rides, Montgomery marches and Selma’s Bloody Sunday. “March” is a New York Times bestseller and recipient of numerous awards, including the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Student Engagement Coordinator, Clifton Puckett, said the event is the first in a series of “common reads.”

“The purpose of a common read is a single book — or in this case graphic novel — that we can all read together and discuss.” said Puckett.

Virtual book discussions are planned to follow the event. Approximately 150 copies of the book will be made available to students.