Summary: The explosion of racial hate in an Alabama town is viewed by a little girl whose father defends a black man accused of rape.
Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 741.5 FOR
Summary: Your Black Friend and Other Strangers is a collection of culturally charged comics by cartoonist Ben Passmore. Passmore masterfully tackles comics about race, gentrification, the prison system, online dating, gross punks, bad street art, kung fu movie references, beating up God, and lots of other grown-up stuff with refreshing doses of humor and lived relatability.
Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Sprocket 2018
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Summary: "Yvan Alagbé one of the most innovative and provocative artists in the world of comics. In the stories gathered in Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures--drawn between 1994 and 2011, and never before available in English--he uses stark, endlessly inventive black-and-white brushwork to explore love and race, oppression and escape. It is both an extraordinary experiment in visual...
Publisher / Publication Date: New York Review of Books 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 ALA
Summary: This semi-autobiographical tale is set in 1967 Texas, against the backdrop of the fight for civil rights. A white family from a notoriously racist neighborhood in the suburbs and a black family from its poorest ward cross Houston's color line, overcoming humiliation, degradation, and violence to win the freedom of five black college students unjustly charged with the murder of a policeman.
Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2012
Copies Available at Fife Lake1 available in Adult, Call number: 741.5 LON
Summary: Lee Wagstaff is the daughter of a black sharecropper in the depression-era town of Charon, Mississippi. When Lily Westmoreland, her white playmate, is snatched by agents of an evil creature known as Bog, Lee's father is accused of kidnapping. Lee's only hope is to follow Lily's trail into this fantastic and frightening alternate world. Along the way she enlists the help of a benevolent, blues...
Publisher / Publication Date: DC Comics 2009
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Adult, Call number: 741.5 LOV
Summary: With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Penelope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.
Publisher / Publication Date: First Second, an imprint of Roaring Book Press 2018
Copies Available at Woodmere1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 920 BAG
Summary: "Willow Sparks and her best friend Georgia Pratt are at the bottom of the social ladder at Twin Pines High School, just trying to get through each day relatively unscathed. But when Willow finds a mysterious book that allows her to literally change her life, it feels like her luck is finally turning. Becoming more and more popular with each entry into the book, her old life, including her...
Publisher / Publication Date: Oni Press 2018