MARCH, Book One, MARCH Book Two, MARCH Book Three, written by John Lewis
First of all, I want to say that our Librarian Carol does a very good job getting new books for us to read, whether it be books on the best seller list or something we request from her. There are so many things I want to read on the “new shelf” that I seldom get to the other shelves. (So many books, so little time!!)
The “March” bestselling books are very quick reads, written by John Lewis, a black Congressman. In them he tells us (in picture form like a comic book) his personal experiences growing up in the south and his peaceful participation in the civil rights movement and the March to Selma. You, like me, probably would rather read novels instead of books about the South in the 60’s and 70’s. But once I picked one up, I couldn’t put it down, and like I said earlier they are easy and quick to read.
I lived through this time in our country’s history but obviously paid little attention to what was happening, because when I read these books I kept asking myself “how could I not know these things happened?” The marchers sacrificed so much to get their message across, yet were treated so horribly for their efforts, some paying with their lives. As a young man, John Lewis risked everything in Selma, Alabama, and yet he continues to fight today for justice and non-violence.
I recommend these books to all, whether you are interested in history, or just want a change of pace in your reading material. Try Book One first, it won’t take hardly any time to read it. I’ll guess you will want to read the other two.
Review by J. G.