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The Literacy Link chairs, Samantha Schulze and Joselyn Gonzalez welcome you to El Centro College’s Common Book program for 2020 – “March: Book One.”

The March trilogy is an autobiographical black and white graphic novel trilogy about the Civil Rights Movement, told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The series is written by Lewis and Andrew Aydin and illustrated and lettered by Nate Powell.

Common Book Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, February 25
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Center

Come and pick up a copy of this year's Common Book, “March: Book One,” and learn about its author, Congressman John Lewis, as well as this year's speaker, Minnijean Brown-Trickey.

What Would You Fight For?
Wednesday, March 11
12 – 2 p.m.
Student Center

Learn about protests and resistance movements throughout American history, and tell us what you would fight for or stand up against. Make sure to pick up your copy of "March: Book One" by John Lewis.

Common Book Culminating Event with Minnijean Brown-Trickey
Tuesday, April 14
11 a.m. – 12 p.m., Keynote Address
Performance Hall

Keynote Address: "Return to Little Rock: A Seminal Moment in American Civil Rights and Education"

2 – 3:30 p.m., Performance Hall
Informal Meet and Greet/Question and Answer Session

March book cover