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Monster : a graphic novel book cover

Monster : a graphic novel

Guy A. Sims

GRAPHIC NOVEL Myers
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

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I am Alfonso Jones

Tony Medina

GRAPHIC NOVEL Medina
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

The ghost of fifteen-year-old Alfonso Jones travels in a New York subway car full of the living and the dead, watching his family and friends fight for justice after he is killed by an off-duty police officer while buying a suit in a Midtown department store.

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Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the sower

Damian Duffy

GRAPHIC NOVEL Butler
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher's daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.

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Incognegro

Mat Johnson

GRAPHIC NOVEL Johnson
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

Zane Pinchback, a reporter for the New York-based New Holland Herald, is sent to investigate the arrest of his own brother, charged with the brutal murder of a white woman in Mississippi. With a lynch mob already swarming, Zane must stay "incognegro" long enough to uncover the truth behind the murder in order to save his brother -- and himself. Suspenseful, unsettling and relevant, Incognegro is a tense graphic novel of shifting identities, forbidden passions, and secrets that run far deeper than skin color.

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Black Panther

Ta-Nehisi Coates

COMIC Black Panther 2016
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

Written by MacArthur Genius and National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates (“Between the World and Me”) and illustrated by living legend Brian Stelfreeze, “A Nation Under Our Feet” is a story about dramatic upheaval in Wakanda and the Black Panther's struggle to do right by his people as their ruler. The indomitable will of Wakanda--the famed African nation known for its vast wealth, advanced technology, and warrior traditions--has long been reflected in the will of its monarchs, the Black Panthers. But now the current Black Panther, T'Challa, finds that will tested by a superhuman terrorist group called the People that has sparked a violent uprising among the citizens of Wakanda. T'Challa knows the country must change to survive--the question is, will the Black Panther survive the change?

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The Harlem Hellfighters

Max Brooks

GRAPHIC NOVEL Brooks
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"This is a graphic novel about the first African-American regiment to fight in World War One"--

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Bitter root

David F. Walker

COMIC Bitter
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

Once known as the greatest monster hunters of all time, the Sangerye family specialized in curing the souls of those infected by hate, but those days are fading. A terrible tragedy has claimed most of the family, leaving the surviving cousins split between curing monsters and killing them. Now, with a new breed of monster loose on the streets of Harlem, the Sangerye family must come together, or watch the human race fall to untold evil.

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March

John Lewis

973.00496 /Lewis
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

March is a vivid first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement.

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Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans book cover

Drowned city : Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans

Don Brown

976.335 /Brown
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

"On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina's monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courage -- and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality. Don Brown's kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history." -- Publisher's description

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Superman smashes the Klan : the graphic novel book cover

Superman smashes the Klan : the graphic novel

Gene Luen Yang

COMIC Superman
Black Lives Matter, Graphic Novels

When Dr. Lee moves his family to Metropolis, his son Tommy adjusts to the new neighborhood while daugher Roberta feels out of place, so when the evil Klan of the Fiery Cross begins a string of terrorist attacks on the city, Superman fights them, and Roberta and Superman soon learn to embrace their own unique features that set them apart.

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