Reading ➶ Strange Fruit, Volume I Author Joel Christian Gill – Submitsites.info

Reading ➶ Strange Fruit, Volume I  Author Joel Christian Gill – Submitsites.info 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 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.


10 thoughts on “Strange Fruit, Volume I

  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 b...


  6. 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


  7. 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, t


  8. A Battleground A Battleground says:

    Joel Christian Gill s Strange Fruit Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History Fulcrum can be called many things The paneled graphic storytelling suggests comic book the real life characters and subjects say history book the simplified facial ex


  9. Mike Mike says:

    This book could have done so muchThe stories were too short and simple I think, judging by the tone and humor, that the intended audience tween could have handleddepth It s conspicuously marked as Volume 1 so I don t think a space argument holds w


  10. Darth Darth says:

    I was really excited to be inspired by lesser known true stories of Black history and really enjoyed the art although at times a bit too comic strip like, the manifestation of Jim Crow strikes terror and short stories until I came to the depiction o


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