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First Year Book 2014: March, Book One: Home

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About the Authors

Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), center, Nate Powell, left, and Andrew Aydin, right in front of the historic Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala.

John Lewis- Since 1987, Congressman John Lewis  has served as Georgia's representative in the Fifth Congressional District. Lewis is a major leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, having been the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and playing a key role in the struggle to end legalized racial discrimination and segregation.  His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

Andrew Aydin- Andrew Aydin, co-author with Congressman John Lewis of the graphic novel March: Book One, is from Atlanta where he currently serves in Rep. Lewis’ congressional office. Previously, he served as communications director and press secretary during Rep. Lewis’ 2008 and 2010 re-election campaigns, as District Aide to Rep. John Larson (D-CT), and as Special Assistant to Connecticut Lt. Governor Kevin Sullivan. Andrew is a graduate of the Lovett School in Atlanta, Trinity College in Hartford, and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Nate Powell- Best-selling graphic novelist Nate Powell was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes the critically acclaimed Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole (winner of the Eisner Award and Ignatz Award, finalist for the LA Times Book Prize), The Year of the Beasts, The Silence of Our Friends, and Sounds of Your Name. He's currently working as the artist on two high-profile projects: March, the three-part graphic novel memoir of Congressman John Lewis, and the graphic novel adaptation of Rick Riordan’s #1 international bestseller Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero. In addition, he is writing and drawing his own forthcoming graphic novel Cover and assembling the short story collection You Don’t Say.



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