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2019/2020 ~ One Book,One Community - March: Information

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, selection for our College and Community Read Progam

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Selection

March: Book One, Book Two, and Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Illustrated by Nate Powell

Overview of Upcoming Events


Friday, September 20, 11:00am -12:00pm- Why Vote? Lecture and Mock Voting Event with J. Cottle and MassVote, Student Lounge, Brockton Campus


Wednesday, October 9, 11:00am-12:00pm, Civic Engagement Initiative Professional Panel, MassVote, Brockton Campus

Friday, October 11, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Courageous Conversations, Louison Boardroom, Brockton Campus


Friday, November 8, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Courageous Conversations, Louison Boardroom, Brockton Campus

Friday, November 22, 11:00 - 12:00pm,  Native American Cultural Awareness Day, Fine Arts Building, Brockton Campus 


Friday, December 6, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Courageous Conversations, Louison Boardroom, Brockton Campus

Where to get the books

eBooks are available through hoopla

hoopla is accessible from your local public library or through  Boston Public Library eCard.  You may register at the 1st link below.  

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Nate Powell

 April 15-16- Author Visit- Nate Powell

Description:Description: Nate Powell is the illustrator for the National Book Award-winning March. The afternoon keynote event including lecture and book signing is open to the entire community. All of Mr. Powell's talks will take place in the Large Theater, Fine Arts building on the Brockton Campus.

On Thursday Mr. Powell will be hosting artist workshops for the graphic design students at the Canton Campus. 

April 15- Brockton Campus Visit

April 16- Canton Campus Visit

Nate Powell is the first cartoonist ever to win the National Book Award. He began self-publishing at age 14, and graduated from School of Visual Arts in 2000. His work includes new Eisner-nominated Ozark horror tale Come Again, civil rights icon John Lewis; legendary March trilogy, comics essay About Face, You Don't Say, Any Empire, Swallow Me Whole, The Silence Of Our Friends, The Year Of The Beasts, and Rick Riordan’s The Lost Hero.

Powell’s work has also received a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, three Eisner Awards, two Ignatz Awards, the Michael L. Printz Award, a Coretta Scott King Author Award, four YALSA Great Graphic Novels For Teens selections, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and is a two-time finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

Powell has discussed his work at the United Nations, as well as on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show, CNN, and Free Speech TV. His books have been placed on school curriculum in over 40 states, and his animated artwork in the Southern Poverty Law Center's Selma: The Bridge To The Ballot has reached over a million students in 50,000 schools across the nation.

From 1999 to 2009, Powell worked full-time providing support for adults with developmental disabilities alongside his cartooning efforts. He managed underground record label Harlan Records for 16 years, and performed in punk bands Soophie Nun Squad and Universe. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.