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Ferociouskitty
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Posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 07:08 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My friends, Roland Laird and Taneshia Nash Laird, have re-issued their graphic history of African Americans, "Still I Rise". Illustrations are by Elihu "Adofo" Bey, and there's a foreword by Charles Johnson. Peep Obama with our other Greats on the new cover!

The original version ended with the Million Man March. Topics covered include: slavery, Nat Turner Rebellion, military contributions of African Americans, the birth of modern integration, Freedom Summer, Hurricane Katrina, notables such as Ida B. Wells and Frederick Douglass, and much more.

I look forward to reading this, not only for the content, but for the format. I read Mat Johnson's "Incognegro" last year, and that was my first graphic novel.

As Troy reminds us, you can get this (and any book!) from Amazon via AALBC. ;-)
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Yvettep
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 10:12 am:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks, FK! Here is Kam Williams' review: http://reviews.aalbc.com/still_i_rise.htm
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Ferociouskitty
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 12:33 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks for posting the review, Yvette. I meant to ask you, did you read "Incognegro"?
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Yvettep
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Posted on Friday, January 23, 2009 - 10:29 pm:   Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

No, I have not. I've heard great things about it, tho.

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