Reading ➶ Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History Author Joel Christian Gill –

Reading ➶ Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History Author Joel Christian Gill – Strange Fruit, Volume I Is 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 S Marshall Major Taylor, Aka 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

10 thoughts on “Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

  1. Michelle Michelle says:

    Most people are struck by the title Strange Fruit It brings back horrific memories of America s sordid past But Gill is not focused on that narrative His purpose is to uplift those that rose in the face of oppression and were able

  2. Alysia Alysia says:

    Where do I start Honestly, I saw the cover a few times here and there on a few blogs very few but did not think anything of it at all The title was a bit of a turn off and I had not a clue to what was behind the cover Why was I put o

  3. Monica Monica says:

    I stumbled upon this hidden gem while doing the Read Harder challenge The task was to read a non super hero comic that debuted in the last year I was pleasantly surprised and pleased that someone recommended this book and that my libra

  4. Bunny Bunny says:

    If he d featured uncelebrated women of color, this book would ve gotten the full five stars.I genuinely hope volume 2 will be for the women.This is so wonderful So many of the stories I had to hide behind my computer screen in case my co

  5. Sesana Sesana says:

    Fantastic The biographies are very well written It took a few pages for the art to grow on me, but by the time I finished the book I loved it And the people that Gill chose to include are somewhat unusual and obscure, as well as being incr

  6. Lois Lois says:

    This is beautifully illustrated and extremely readable What I like about this is it featureswell known stories, like that of Henry Box Brown with less well known stories like The Malaga of Maine I would say this is appropriate for grade scho

  7. Darshil Patel Darshil Patel says:

    I don t think I can review this book I have mixed feelings regarding this book However I suggest you to read once It s a great read

  8. Fran Fran says:

    Joel Christian Gill accomplished his task with this graphic novel of telling the stories of 9 exceptional African Americans and their quest to always move forward Each of these people were new to me, and told in snapshots through colorful illust

  9. David Schaafsma David Schaafsma says:

    Like Nate Powell s March series, this is a historical work focusing on African Americans, few of whom I knew about at all The stories are about told in much depth, but they are of essentially unknown uncelebrated, as he says people vs., say, the w

  10. Raina Raina says:

    I really wish the illustrations on the inside matched the illustration on the cover Based on that cover, I expected something adjacent to Rick Geary s style instead, this reminded me of Trickster Native American Tales and District Comics in style, a

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