Black Children's Books & Authors

"Black children need to see their lives reflected in the books they read. If they don't, they won't feel welcome in the world of literature. The lives of African-Americans are rich and diverse, and the books our children read should reflect that."- Valerie Wilson Wesley

Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art and Culture
Damian Duffy & John Jennings
"The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past 10 years, the artists, writers and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context…[T]he cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy…."

Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art and Culture

Damian Duffy & John Jennings

"The immense popularity of comics and graphic novels cannot be ignored. But in light of the comics boom that has taken place over the past 10 years, the artists, writers and publishers that make up the vibrant African American independent comics community have remained relatively unknown – until now. Black Comix brings together an unprecedented collection of largely unheard of, and undeniably masterful, comics art while also framing the work of these men and women in a broader historical and cultural context…[T]he cross section of comics genres represented includes manga, superheroes, humor, history, science fiction and fantasy…."

(Source: amazon.com)

— 11 months ago with 139 notes
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