Graphic Novel Becomes Required Reading At Two Universities

March-cover-100dpi_105340Michigan State University and Marquette University have both selected March: Book One as freshman required reading for 2014.

The book by Senator John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell is the first of a trilogy showing the first-hand account of Senator Lewis' personal story as he struggled for civil and human rights. The first book focuses on Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement.

March: Book One will be featured in "One Book, One Community," a program in which Michigan State University partners with the City of East Lansing to read, discuss, and celebrate a book together as a community.

Similarly, Marquette University in Milwaukee has selected March: Book One for its First-Year Reading Program, in which all incoming students spend the summer reading a common text and then discuss it during New Student Orientation.

Together, these programs will see over 10,000 students reading this graphic novel simultaneously.

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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