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Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës

Greenberg not only shows how the juvenile “scribblemania” of the Brontës prefigured later literary accomplishments, such as Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, but also crafts a story that resonates within our own century. Engrossing for both adults and teens attracted to alt-history fantasy or the Brontës. (See also, Catherynne M. Valente’s The Glass Town Game, SLJ 6/17.)

Afrofuturism and More: Top Graphic Novels for February, Black History Month, and Beyond

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EC Comics: Race, Shock, and Social Protest

Long before diversity became a buzzword and rallying cry throughout publishing, the notorious EC Comics sneaked socially conscious stories about civil rights and justice for minorities into its 1950s sensationalist anthologies...

BTTM FDRS

Escaping her upwardly mobile parents, Darla moves back to their old neighborhood in Chicago’s Bottomyards to find bare-bones housing where she can grow her design business on the cheap...
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James Brown: Black and Proud

“The Godfather of Soul” came to fame during the 1960s civil rights movement...
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The Be-Bop Barbarians: Comic Book Bohemians to a 1950s Jazz Beat

In 1955 Harlem, three African American comikkers battle Cold War politics, prejudice, and temptation...
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Blues for Lady Day: The Story of Billie Holliday

Known for her recording of “Strange Fruit,” a lyrical ballad about lynchings, Billie Holiday became one of the greatest jazz singers of all time despite a troubled life of poverty, jail, violence, discrimination, ill-fated love, and substance abuse...

Sleepless

The illegitimate daughter of the late King of Harbeny, Lady “Poppy” Pyppenia would like nothing better than to retire from court...
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Baaaad Muthaz

They’re Afro Desia, Cali Vera, Alley Bastard, Candy Ass, and Katana Jade: “The all-female space pirates who double as a James Brown revival band!” exclaims Pamela, an alligator-like pwanta seeking music to mate by...

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