Friday, August 23, 2013

PR: John Lewis' MARCH is the New York Times' #1 Bestseller!

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Congratulations to Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell -- their graphic novel March: Book One is on its way to becoming a bona fide phenomenon.

John Lewis' MARCH is the New York Times' #1 Bestseller!

Since the New York Times introduced its "Graphic Books" bestseller chart four years ago, Top Shelf has had several titles make the list -- but as usual, March: Book One is breaking records! This landmark graphic novel is our first time in the #1 position, all thanks to the powerful storytelling of Congressman Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, and the immense support of readers like you.

MARCH on the airwaves!

The press response to March has been terrific as well. After the wave of coverage from Comic-Con, we kicked off the book's release with The Colbert Report, then hit public radio! Terrific reports came out of California's KPBS and KCRW, Congressman Lewis was a guest on NPR's "Here and Now," and then he did a full hour on NPR's "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook!

That's not all: stay tuned this Sunday, August 25 and Wednesday, August 28, when you can catch Congressman Lewis on (deep breath) CNN's "Newsroom," CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley, NBC's "Meet the Press" with David Gregory, CBS's "Face the Nation" with Bob Schieffer, BBC's "World News America," PBS's "Charlie Rose," and CNN's "The Lead" with Jake Tapper! As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, it's an honor to know that Congressman Lewis continues to look to the future and reach out to new generations through this book.

And it's not just important: it's actually GOOD!

Critics agree that March is terrific entertainment, education, and inspiration in one:

"A riveting and beautiful civil-rights story… Lewis's gripping memoir should be stocked in every school and shelved at every library." — The Washington Post

"Essential reading... March is a moving and important achievement. While it looks a little different than your average comic, it does tell the story of a true American superhero." — USA Today

"An astonishingly accomplished graphic memoir that brings to life a vivid portrait of the civil rights era, Lewis' extraordinary history and accomplishments, and the movement he helped lead... its power, accessibility and artistry destine it for awards, and a well-deserved place at the pinnacle of the comics canon." — NPR

"March offers a poignant portrait of an iconic figure that both entertains and edifies, and deserves to be placed alongside other historical graphic memoirs like Persepolis and Maus." — Entertainment Weekly

"When a graphic novel tries to interest young readers in an important topic, it often feels forced. Not so with the exhilarating March: Book One... Powerful words and pictures." — The Boston Globe

Plus starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, & School Library Journal!

Don't miss out on the top graphic novel of the year... Join the MARCH!

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