John Robert Lewis grew up in the segregated American South and his desire for an education led him to becoming one of the organizers of the first lunch counter sit-ins and participating in marches for equality. The memoir flashes between his childhood years and the year of Barack Obama’s inauguration as President of the US. This award-winning memoir in graphic novel format describes events in an accurate and clear fashion and the clearly drawn illustrations capture the emotion and significance of the conflict-filled era. The themes of equality, acceptance, and non-violence can launch discussion of civil rights movements, non-violent protest, and rebellion and revolution. Social considerations noted. Log in to read the full review.