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Archives - January 2015

Interview: Laura Rose Wagner, author of Hold Tight, Don't Let Go

Jan 22, 2015

In HOLD TIGHT, DON’T LET GO, Magdalie and Nadine are cousins but might as well be sisters --- they grow up with the same mother (“manman”), and paint each other’s nails, watch TV late at night in the house where manman works and share secrets. But when the 2010 earthquake shakes Haiti and kills manman, everything changes in an instant.

Interview: John Lewis, author of March: Book Two

Jan 14, 2015

Recently, John Maher of The Book Report Network interviewed Representative John Lewis, the author of the graphic memoir MARCH: Book Two, the second in a series about his experiences during the American Civil Rights Movement. The former chairman of the Student Nonviolence Coordinating Committee, Lewis was one of the leading voices for nonviolent protest and civil disobedience in the 1960s. He is the only living member of the "Big Six," and one of 10 activists to speak to the more than 250,000 Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington in 1963. Lewis has served as the U.S. Representative for Georgia's 5th congressional district since 1987, and is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.