Strange fruit. Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history
Title
Strange fruit. Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history

Author
Gill, Joel Christian, author, illustrator.

ISBN
9781938486296

Physical Description
172 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.

Series
Strange fruit ;

Subject Term
African Americans -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
 
Heroes -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
 
African Americans -- History -- Anecdotes -- Comic books, strips, etc.

Genre
Graphic novels.
 
Biographies

Local Subject
Teen nonfiction collection.

Summary
Strange Fruit, Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummel and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history. --


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookTEEN GRAPHIC GIL01Checked Out
Park Grove Library (Cottage Grove)BookTEEN GRAPHIC GIL11TEEN GRAPHIC NOVELS
Stillwater Public LibraryBookGRAPHIC 920 GIL11Graphic Novels