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Strange fruit. Volume 1, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history

Author: Joel Christian Gill
Publisher: Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, 2014 ©2014
Series: Strange fruit, volume 1
Edition/Format:   Book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Comic books, strips, etc
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Anecdotes Juvenile literature
Anecdotes Comic books, strips, etc
Biography
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Christian Gill
ISBN: 9781938486296 1938486293
OCLC Number: 874902013
Target Audience: "Audience: Age 12 to 18"--T.p. verso.
Description: 172 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Series Title: Strange fruit, volume 1
Other Titles: Uncelebrated narratives from Black history
Responsibility: words and pictures by Joel Christian Gill ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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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.

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