Andrew Aydin is the co-author (with Congressman John Lewis) of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel series March, drawn by Nate Powell.
An Atlanta native, Andrew grew up reading and collecting comic books. After college, upon taking a job with Congressman Lewis, Andrew learned that the civil rights legend had been inspired as a young man by a classic 1950s comic book, Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story. They discussed the impact that comic books can have on young readers and decided to write a graphic novel together about the civil rights era. The March series was born in 2013.
Today, Andrew serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford and Georgetown University in Washington, Andrew wrote his master’s thesis on the history and impact of Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story. His best-selling graphic novels March: Book One and March: Book Two are taught in high schools and colleges across the country. Andrew frequently lectures about the history of comics in the civil rights movement and has appeared as a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show, National Public Radio, CBS This Morning, CNN, the BBC and many other programs. He is a popular presenter at Comic-Con and at U.S. corporations and recently appeared as a guest speaker at Google and at the Apple headquarters in California.
President Bill Clinton has said of Congressman Lewis that, through March, “he brings a whole new generation with him across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, from a past of clenched fists into a future of outstretched hands." And Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that March is “a very unique way to present what is probably the most important story of my entire lifetime. My hope is that everyone reads this, and I would love to see the day that it is required reading in every school."
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Winner of the National Book Award
"March can help a new generation understand that the arc of the moral universe doesn't just bend toward justice; humans must struggle to bend it. To read Lewis's graphic memoir... is to be reminded that what so many have taken for granted in American life today …
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Discover the phenomenal graphic novel memoir by US Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis!
Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award — Special Recognition
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
A #1 Washington Post Bestseller
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
An ALA Notable Book
One of YALSA's …
Available again for a short time: the exclusive HARDCOVER edition of March: Book One!
Top Shelf celebrates Black History Month with a special Over-Sized Deluxe Hardcover Edition of March: Book One!
The groundbreaking graphic novel memoir of a living legend of the civil rights movement, March: Book One has swiftly become an iconic work. Created by Congressman John Lewis, Andrew …
ISBN 978-1-60309-383-5 - Diamond: DEC15-0513
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New York Times Bestseller
One of YALSA's Great Graphic Novels for Teens
Winner of the Will Eisner Award
Winner of the Street Literature Book Award Medal
Winner of the Denver Independent Comic & Art Expo Award
"With March, …
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Top Shelf is honored to present a milestone of comics history: the stunning conclusion to the award-winning and best-selling MARCH trilogy.
A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Award for Young People's Literature
Winner of the Coretta Scott King Book Award
Winner of the …
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IN PRINT! (PUBLISHED AUGUST 2nd, 2016)