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African American Read In with Andrew Aydin
Monday, February 7 @ 6:00 pm
11380 NW 27th Ave, Miami, FL 33167 United States
Established in 1990, African American Read In is a national initiative designed to celebrate black history and culture. This year Miami Dade College’s North Campus in partnership with Miami Book Fair will host Andrew Aydin, coauthor with the late Congressman John Lewis and illustrator Nate Powell of the graphic memoir RUN: Book One about Lewis’s life. On Monday, February 7 at 6 p.m., Andrew Aydin will be joined in conversation with former Congressman Kendrick Meek. The conversation will be moderated by Miami Dade College’s Exec. Vice President and Provost Malou Harrison. This conversation will take place at North Campus’s Lehman Theater and be attended by local dignitaries, faculty, students and members of 5000 Role Model Students. Miami Book Fair is providing copies of RUN to be distributed free for students and faculty.
Andrew is creator and co-author of the graphic memoir series, MARCH, which chronicles the life of Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis. Co-authored with Rep. Lewis and illustrated by Nate Powell, MARCH is the first comics work to ever win the National Book Award. In 2019, Andrew joined with Kelly Sue Deconnick, Matt Fraction, Valentine DeLandro, and Vaughn Shinall to found Good Trouble Productions (GTP) to produce innovative nonfiction graphic novel and multimedia projects, including RUN, a sequel series to the March trilogy, and Registered, a comic book for the New York City Department of Education about youth voting and distributed as part of the NYCDOE’s “Civics for All” curriculum, as well as “The Long March”, a large-scale custom art installation and online experience for Ben & Jerry’s in Vermont.