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Author Gill, Joel Christian.

Title Uncelebrated narratives from Black history / words and pictures by Joel Christian Gill ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publication Info. Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Young Adult Graphic Novel  YA 741.5 Gil    ---  Available
Description 172 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Strange fruit ; volume 1
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 168-169)
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Age 12 to 18.
Subject African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Heroes -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Heroes -- United States -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African Americans -- History -- Anecdotes -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- History -- Anecdotes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / History.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies.
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education.
ISBN 9781938486296 (pbk.)
1938486293 (pbk.)

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