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Top Shelf Reveals Cover for Book 2 of ‘March’

March 2

Top Shelf Productions unveiled the cover for book 2 of March yesterday in an interview with the three creators of the book on CNN. (Chris Ross of Top Shelf posted some comments about the process of refining the cover on his Twitter.)

Slated to be released in early 2015, the second volume of Congressman John Lewis’s award-winning memoir of the civil rights era, coauthored by Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, will pick up where the first book left off. The first volume is framed around the inauguration of President Obama, and the second volume will continue the story in the same way. Book 1 garnered much acclaim: It was a New York Times best seller, a Coretta Scott King honor book, an ALA Notable book, and one of YALSA’s Top Ten Great Graphic Novels for Teens.

The second volume is expected to be longer than the first volume and cover the years 1961-63 of the civil rights movement.

Watch the interview with Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell on CNN:

Esther Keller About Esther Keller

Esther Keller is the librarian at JHS 278, Marine Park in Brooklyn, NY. There she started the library's first graphic novel collection and strongly advocated for using comics in the classroom. Her collection is also the model for all middle school libraries in NYC. She started her career at the Brooklyn Public Library, and later jumped ship to the school system so she could have summer vacation and a job that would align with a growing family's schedule. On the side, she is a mother of 3 and regularly reviews for SLJ, LMC. In her past life, she served on the Great Graphic Novels for Teens Committee where she solidified her love and dedication to comics.

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