The BC Reads! Selection Committee has chosen March a trilogy by John Lewis as the common book for the 2018-19 school year.
The graphic memoir trilogy March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, portrays events of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. This set chronicles Lewis’s early life on an Alabama farm, to his early involvement with nonviolent protests to fight segregation that lead to being gassed, beaten, arrested and nearly killed, and later his address to over 250,000 people alongside Martin Luther King at the August, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Mr. Lewis is still a highly respected leader, and has been serving as the US Representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987.
March is available from the Library Media Center. It is also available in e-book form on Kindles and Nooks from the Circulation Desk.
For more information on the March Trilogy, visit the March LibGuide.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is the 2017-2018 BC Reads! book.
Set in Seattle, it is the story of two young friends, one Chinese American and one Japanese American, and how their lives change with the signing of Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II . The Hotel in the title is the Panama Hotel, on 6th and Main in Seattle’s International District, now a Historic Landmark and National Treasure for its role during this time in America’s history.
Supplementary resources can be found at our Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet library guide
Questions? Contact Wilma Dougherty, BC Reads! Librarian, email@example.com.
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Last Updated June 13, 2018