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2022 Spring Read

  • Hello, Radio Readers. I’m Jane Holwerda from Dodge City, Kansas. Believe it or not, we’re just about to the end of our Spring 2022 Series “Graphic Novels: Worth a Thousand Words.” Book Leaders and Radio Readers will be getting together for a live on-air discussion on Sunday, May 1, at 6pm. Please join us! You can count on lively and thoughtful conversation—and thousands of words—about Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis; Nora Krug’s Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home; and John Lewis and Andrew Aydin’s March.
  • This is Mike Strong, in Hays, for HPPR. The graphic history book is “March” by John Lewis, in a three-book package, as a trilogy.
  • Mike Strong with an interview of Leonard Reed, about a time when it was illegal for blacks and whites to be in the same taxi. Reed’s friend, black heavyweight champ Joe Louis used this fact to play a joke on Reed in New Orleans. This oral history is told by Leonard Reed and recorded in person by Nicole English and me.
  • This is Mike Strong in Hays, KS for HPPR. The book I'm reviewing is March, a graphic history by John Lewis that's a three-book trilogy.
  • This is Mike Strong, in Hays, for HPPR. The graphic history book is “March” by John Lewis, in a three-book package, as a trilogy. The inspiration to create John Lewis’ “March” as a graphic book trilogy was a 1957 comic book about Martin Luther King. That same year, 1957, the state of Virginia published a work they had commissioned in 1950, a history of Virginia, a textbook to be used in the Virginia schools. Among its topics is slavery in Virginia.
  • Melodie Graves from Amarillo, Texas, for the HPPR Radio Readers Book Club. Today we continue looking at the March trilogy, which is a three-part graphic novel written about the discrimination and oppression experienced by the great John Lewis.
  • The March trilogy, written as a three-part graphic novel, is the story of discrimination and oppression as experienced by the great John Lewis. John Lewis was a Civil Rights advocate since he was young. He fought for equal rights for everyone until the day of his death in 2020. His accomplishments will continue to live on even after his death, and this trilogy is a way to make sure his story and legacy continues.
  • This is Nicole English coming to you from the Sociology Department at Fort Hays State University for HPPR's Book-Bytes. This is a discussion of the graphic novel, March by the author, civil rights leader, John Lewis along with Andrew Ayden and illustrator Nate Powell.
  • Hello, Radio Readers; this is Kim Perez, and I am coming to you from Hays with a Book Byte for HPPR. The discussion this month centers around the three-book series, March, by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell. This series tell the story of critical moments of activism during the Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of one person who participated in them, Congressman John Lewis.
  • This is Leslie VonHolten on the High Plains of Kansas with another HPPR Radio Readers Book Byte.What a coincidence. As we Radio Readers are exploring graphic novels this season, Maus by Art Spiegelman made the news. If you haven’t read it yet, Maus—spelled M-A-U-S—is the true story of Spiegelman’s parents during the Nazi Holocaust. His father, Vladek, was a survivor in every way: by initiative and skill, by his strength of character, and by luck. He is also a master storyteller.