Books for the New Year Featuring An Iconic Comic Book and Graphic Artists
In the place where comic books and Black history collide, you’ll find “Invisible Men: The Trailblazing Black Artists of Comic Books,” by Ken Quattro. This exciting masterpiece brings to light the comic book artists who toiled behind the scenes, receiving little to no mainstream recognition for the work they created. […]
Prolific author, agent and magazine publisher, Malaiko Adero has her own personal story to share. Born of “Afrolachian” ancestry, her people came from the mountains of Tennessee. In “True Names,” she weaves together a story of four generations of Black families who shared the Southern Appalachian experience. […]
This stunning graphic novel by Tim Fielder introduces us to King AjA who is cursed with immortality after stealing his son from a concubine. The story takes us on a breathtaking illustrated journey from his happy life with his family to the lonely life he lived after they passed. […]
For Teens and Young Adults
“The Awakening of Malcolm X”
Ilyasah Shabazz teamed with 2019 Coretta Scott King-John Steptoe award-winning author, Tiffany D. Jackson to bring The Awakening of Malcolm X, a powerful narrative account of the activist’s adolescent years in jail. While in prison, he goes through a series of transformations and emerges with a new sense of enlightenment. There he gained insight on race, politics, religion and justice in the 1940s, the likes of which would catapult him to become the dynamic leader of civil rights he is known for today.