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Vermont Reads: March: Book One

Student Matinee Series Vermont Reads: March: Book One A visit with Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin

  • Tuesday, October 8, 10 am & 12pm
  • MainStage Map It
  • Grades 4-12

  • Free! Attendance by lottery.

Almost sixty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. edited a 16-page comic book about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Distributed by hand in churches, schools, and nonviolence workshops, it dramatized the fledgling movement and its tactics to a generation of future leaders, including a young John Lewis. Today, Congressman Lewis is continuing that legacy, using comics to educate and inspire a new generation. Congressman Lewis and his co-author will visit the Flynn Center to discuss their transformative and award-winning graphic novels, the March trilogy , bringing Lewis’ memories of the civil rights movement to urgent new life as a catalyst for vital discussions about diversity, society, and active engagement in one's community, in ways that are not just historical, but directly relevant to today's world. *Attendance by lottery. Presented in collaboration with Vermont Humanities as part of their Vermont Reads 2019 program.

Links to graphic novels, civil rights movement, activism, government, diversity, equity, community, American history/culture

Standards: CC ELA: RL 1-10, SL 1-4, L 1-6, RH 1-10, WHST 1, 2, 7, 8 & C3.D2.Civ.1-3, 6-11, 14 & C3.D2.His.1-8, 14-16

Length: 1 Hour

Sponsored by Jan and Harris Abbott, Middlebury College, and the University of Vermont’s Office of the President.

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