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Andrew Aydin

Aydin, an Atlanta native, grew up reading and collecting comic books. After college, upon taking a job with Congressman John Lewis, Andrew learned that the civil rights legend had been inspired as a young man by a classic 1950s comic book, “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.” They discussed the impact that comic books can have on young readers and decided to write a graphic novel together about the civil rights era. A few years later, the March series was born. Today, Andrew serves as Digital Director & Policy Advisor to Congressman Lewis in Washington, D.C. While studying at Georgetown University in Washington, Andrew wrote his master’s thesis on the history and impact of “Martin Luther King & The Montgomery Story.” As March has grown into a bona fide phenomenon, Andrew continues to publish and lecture about the history of comics in the civil rights movement. “March: Book Three” won the 2016 National Book Award in Young People's Literature and is a finalist for the 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize in Young Adult Literature.