President-elect Donald Trump has decided to go after Civil Rights movement icon — and national hero — Congressman John Lewis. The attack comes after Rep. Lewis told NBC’s Chuck Todd that he didn’t view Trump as a legitimate president due to Russia’s interference with the 2016 election. Lewis isn’t wrong, and it is more than hypocritical for the PEOTUS to lash out at people questioning his legitimacy since that’s what he has done to President Obama for the last five years. In the meantime, Twitter has clapped back at Trump, and many of Lewis’ colleagues in congress have pledged to boycott the inauguration. We want to help out by pointing our readers to Lewis’ award-winning graphic memoir trilogy, March. Let’s all pitch in to make his books #1 bestsellers on Amazon this Martin Luther King Day weekend.
All three volumes of the books, which depict the Congressman’s journey from an Alabama farm to Selma’s Bloody Sunday to the inauguration of Barack Obama, are some of the most acclaimed graphic novels in recent memory. Co-authored by Andre Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell, the various books in the March trilogy have won an Eisner, a Robert Kennedy Award, and is the first graphic novel to ever win a National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. We have also featured March as part of our Reading Lounge in partnership with the Smithsonian APA Center.
Though each book is still available to own separately, IDW has recently released all three in a special slipcase set — just click on the image above to order. Let’s all make sure to buy the books this weekend so we can send a message to the future president about which one is really “All Talk.” (Hint: it ain’t Rep. Lewis.)