6 Books Published by Top Shelf Productions on Our Site — Book Cover Mosaic

Click for more detail about Are We Feeling Safer Yet? A (Th) Ink Anthology by Keith Knight Are We Feeling Safer Yet? A (Th) Ink Anthology

by Keith Knight
Top Shelf Productions (Jan 23, 2007)
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The latest collection of single panel cartoons by award-winning K Chronicles cartoonist Keith Knight. This thought-provoking collection tackles political and social issues, often lampooning newworthy events that concern communities of color. Sharp, topical, edgy and funny.


Click for more detail about March (Trilogy Slipcase Set) by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin March (Trilogy Slipcase Set)

by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Top Shelf Productions (Sep 06, 2016)
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Winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature.

Discover the inside story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of one of its most iconic figures, Congressman John Lewis.†March is the award-winning, #1 bestselling graphic novel trilogy recounting his life in the movement, co-written with Andrew Aydin and drawn by Nate Powell. This commemorative set contains all three volumes of March†in a beautiful slipcase.

#1 New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller
First graphic novel to receive a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award
Winner of the Eisner Award
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
One of YALSA’s Outstanding Books for the College Bound
One of Reader’s Digest’s Graphic Novels Every Grown-Up Should Read


Click for more detail about March Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin March Book One

by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Top Shelf Productions (Aug 13, 2013)
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Congressman John Lewis is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African-American president.

Now, to share his remarkable story with new generations, Lewis presents March, a graphic novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and LA Times Book Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

Book One spans John Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall.

Many years ago, John Lewis and other student activists drew inspiration from the 1958 comic book "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his own comics bring those days to life for a new audience, testifying to a movement whose echoes will be heard for generations.

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Click for more detail about March Book Three by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin March Book Three

by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Top Shelf Productions (Aug 02, 2016)
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Welcome to the stunning conclusion of the award-winning and best-selling March trilogy (March Book One and March Book Two).

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, joins co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell to bring the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world.

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Click for more detail about March Book Two by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin March Book Two

by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Top Shelf Productions (Jan 20, 2015)
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Don't miss the long-awaited sequel to the #1 bestseller March: Book One!

Congressman John Lewis, an American icon and one of the key figures of the civil rights movement, continues his award-winning graphic novel trilogy with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell, inspired by a 1950s comic book that helped prepare his own generation to join the struggle. Now, March brings the lessons of history to vivid life for a new generation, urgently relevant for today’s world.

After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence — but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the vicious heart of the deep south, they will be tested like never before. Faced with beatings, police brutality, imprisonment, arson, and even murder, the movement’s young activists place their lives on the line while internal conflicts threaten to tear them apart.

But their courage will attract the notice of powerful allies, from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy... and once Lewis is elected chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, this 23-year-old will be thrust into the national spotlight, becoming one of the “Big Six” leaders of the civil rights movement and a central figure in the landmark 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

“With March, Congressman John Lewis takes us behind the scenes of some of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement. In graphic novel form, his first-hand account makes these historic events both accessible and relevant to an entire new generation of Americans.” — LeVar Burton

“A must-read monument... As Rep. Lewis continues to carry the civil-rights flame, this graphic achievement is a firsthand beacon that burns ever relevant today.” — The Washington Post

“This memoir puts a human face on a struggle that many students will primarily know from textbooks… Visually stunning, the black-and-white illustrations convey the emotions of this turbulent time… This insider’s view of the civil rights movement should be required reading for young and old; not to be missed.” — School Library Journal (starred review)

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Click for more detail about The ’K’ Chronicles: What A Long Strange Strip It’s Been by Keith Knight The ’K’ Chronicles: What A Long Strange Strip It’s Been

by Keith Knight
Top Shelf Productions (Sep 01, 2002)
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Described as a combination of Calvin & Hobbes and underground comix! The K Chronicles is a semi-autobiographical comic strip by cartoonist/rapper Keith Knight that appears weekly on Salon.com and in many other fine publications (like the Pacific Sun, Las Vegas Mercury, Funny Times, and more). The strip is an unabashedly provocative mix of political and social satire; tackling such touchy subjects as racism, violence, and sex with a self-deprecating humor, personal honesty, and light-hearted goofiness rarely found in a newspaper comic. The result is accessible yet subversive, compassionate and political, without being preachy. This collection features over one hundred K Chronicles strips, plus some multi-page stories and strips that have never before seen print
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