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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

Spring Semester 2020

  • Teaching One Book:  Exploring the Format  -  Teaching One Book: Exploring the Context  This is a classroom collaboration, a time for teaching faculty to explore the format of the graphic novel, brainstorm and share assignments; discuss ways to incorporate the text into your class in a variety of ways.  Be on the lookout for time & location details coming soon!


  • Saturday, February 1 – Exhibit:  The Art of Speaking Up  -  Protest art from the Haitian Artists Assembly of Massachusetts (HAAM), on display until April 1.
  • Friday, February 7, 7pm – 9pm:  Exhibit Opening Reception. Dr. Michel DeGraff, Linguistics professor MIT, will speak on the evolution and use of Haitian Creole as a protest language.     
  • Wednesday, February 12, Noon – 1pm, Brockton Student Lounge : Author Talk. Ileoma Oluo will speak about how to address conversations about race in various contexts.  Book available at both libraries. 
  • Friday, February 14, Noon – 1pm, Louison Board Room: Courageous Conversation


      Be on the lookout for events with time & location details, coming soon!


Illustrator and Artist’s Visit:  Nate Powell    signup button

  • Wednesday, April 15, afternoon keynote presentation and book signing on Brockton Campus
  • Thursday, April 16, morning information session and graphic design workshop in the Akillian Gallery, Canton

Where to get the books

There are ten (10) copies of each volume available for checkout at both campus libraries. They are located at the front desk; just ask! 

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.


Overview of Past Events

Fall Semester 2019


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


Wednesday, October 23, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Teaching One Book: Exploring the Context with Professor Mike Mezzano


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  Video: - Native American Cultural Awareness Day Presentations


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