Boston Book Festival 2021 Boston Book Festival 2021

Political Is Personal on Crowdcast

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Saturday, October 16, 2021

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Graphic Nonfiction: The Political Is Personal
Andrew Aydin
Andrew Aydin
Run: Book One, Saturday, October 18 | virtual
Nate Powell
Nate Powell
Save It for Later, Saturday, October 16 | virtual
David Leonard
David Leonard
Saturday, October 16 | virtual

Join Nate Powell and Andrew Aydin, two masters of the art of visual storytelling, for a discussion of their powerful recent work. Both Aydin, as co-writer, and Powell, as artist, produced the landmark trilogy, March, about the early days in the movement of civil rights icon and congressman John Lewis. The story continues in Run, about the years following the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The stories of police brutality, voter suppression, and segregationist rhetoric in this critically lauded volume resonate today. Nate Powell will also share Save It for Later: Promises, Protest, and Parenthood, his poignant memoir in graphic essays of living and parenting in the Trump era, which Booklist called a “virtuoso work of artistry” in its starred review. Boston Public Library’s President, David Leonard, will lead the conversation. Sponsored by the Boston Public Library.

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