Strange fruit. 1, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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Strange fruit. 1, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history

Author: Joel Christian Gill
Publisher: Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Biographies
History
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Biography Comic books, strips, etc
Anecdotes Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Christian Gill
ISBN: 9781938486296 1938486293
OCLC Number: 1057129014
Awards: Commended for Cybils (Graphic Novel/YA) 2014
Description: 172 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Uncelebrated narratives from Black history
Responsibility: words and pictures by Joel Christian Gill ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Abstract:

A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This 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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