We are so happy to support Family Action Network (FAN) as they welcome back Andrew Aydin, co-author (with the late Rep. John Lewis) of the new book, Run: Book One. Mr. Aydin will be interviewed by Saeed Jones, author of the memoir How We Fight for Our Lives and the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise. This virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Click HERE to reserve your spot!
FAN is honored to give away 500 copies of Run! Recipients will be chosen randomly from the event’s Zoom attendance list, and books can be either picked up at The Book Stall, or be shipped if necessary. All details on the Zoom registration page.
This event will be recorded and available later on the FAN website and YouTube channel.
About the Book: To the late civil rights icon John Lewis, the civil rights movement came to an end with the signing of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. But that was after more than five years as one of the preeminent figures of the movement, leading sit–in protests and fighting segregation on interstate busways as an original Freedom Rider. It was after becoming chairman of SNCC (the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee) and being the youngest speaker at the March on Washington. It was after helping organize the Mississippi Freedom Summer and the ensuing delegate challenge at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. And after co-leading the march from Selma to Montgomery on what became known as “Bloody Sunday.”
All too often, the depiction of history ends with a great victory. But Congressman John Lewis knew that victories are just the beginning. In RUN: Book One, the highly anticipated sequel to the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy, Rep. Lewis and longtime collaborator Andrew Aydin continue where the March trilogy left off to tell this often overlooked chapter of civil rights history. This groundbreaking graphic novel is illustrated by Nate Powell—the award-winning illustrator of the March trilogy—and debut comic artist L. Fury.
Mr. Aydin, the former digital director and policy advisor in Congressman Lewis’ office, will be in conversation with Saeed Jones.
About the Author: Andrew Aydin is a New York Times bestselling author and creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, March, which chronicles the life of the late civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, March is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award. Aydin is a co-founder of Good Trouble Productions (GTP), producing innovative nonfiction graphic novel and multimedia projects, including Run: Book One, a sequel series to the March trilogy.
About the Interviewer: Saeed Jones is the author of the memoir How We Fight for Our Lives, winner of the 2019 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, the 2020 Stonewall Book Award/Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award, a 2020 Publishing Triangle Award, and a 2020 Lambda Literary Award. Mr. Jones is also the author of the poetry collection Prelude to Bruise, winner of the 2015 PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry and the 2015 Stonewall Book Award/Barbara Gittings Literature Award. The poetry collection was a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.