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.