Top Shelf Reveals the Cover of March: Book Two

Top Shelf has revealed the gorgeous cover design of March: Book Two, the much-anticipated second part of the March trilogy, the graphic biography of Congressman John Lewis. It’s scheduled for release in early 2015, so we’re still half a year away, and the book is already one of the most anticipated of 2015. The graphic novel is written by Congressman Lewis and Andrew Aydin with art by Nate Powell.

Book Two will be significantly longer than Book One, taking a step forward into the tumultuous events of 1961-1963 while continuing the framing narrative of President Barack Obama’s inauguration in 2009. Major plot lines include the famous journey of the Freedom Riders, imprisonment at Mississippi’s Parchman Penitentiary, and young John Lewis’ involvement in helping to plan and lead the legendary 1963 March on Washington. Last Monday, Congressman Lewis posted his mugshot from the imprisonment on Twitter, and it went viral being retweet over 47,000 times.

Powell’s powerful cover showcases the Freedom Riders’ bus set on fire by a white supremacist mob in Anniston, AL, May 14, 1961, and Lewis’ fiery speech at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

March Book Two Cover