August 9th, 2021 - 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Join us for an online conversation with the award-winning authors and illustrators of RUN: BOOK ONE, the highly anticipated sequel to the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy.
All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In Run: Book One, civil rights icon John Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin continue where the March trilogy left off to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history.
Picking up after the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Run: Book One opens with John Lewis and his colleagues facing another arrest as the Ku Klux Klan prepares their largest hooded march in years. Meticulously researched and brought to life in stunning visual detail, Lewis recounts the highs and lows of a movement fighting to harness their hard-won legal protections to become an electoral force as the Vietnam War consumes the American political landscape—all while the forces of white supremacy gather to mount a decades-long campaign to destroy the dream of the “Beloved Community” that John Lewis, Dr. King, and so many others worked to build.
We invite you to support the creators by purchasing a copy of their book from Browseabout Books. Call-in orders are accepted at (302) 226-2665 or you can stop by the store to purchase a copy. For store hours, please visit their website. Each copy purchased comes with a signed bookplate.
NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting. If you have need assistance with registration or getting your Zoom invitation, please email the library at [email protected].
Closed captioning is available for this session.