Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
(H)Afrocentric Comics: Volumes 1-4
Contributor(s): Smith, Juliana Jewels (Author), Nelson, Ronald (Illustrator), Hampton, Mike

View larger image

ISBN: 1629634484     ISBN-13: 9781629634487
Publisher: PM Press
Retail: $20.00OUR PRICE: $14.60  
  Buy 25 or more:OUR PRICE: $13.40   Save More!
  Buy 100 or more:OUR PRICE: $12.80   Save More!

  WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD!   Click here for our low price guarantee

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: September 2017
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies - General
- Comics & Graphic Novels | Nonfiction - General
Dewey: 741.597
LCCN: 2017942907
Physical Information: 0.3" H x 7.1" W x 9.9" L (0.60 lbs) 136 pages
- Ethnic Orientation - African American
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Review Citations: Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2017 pg. 139
Library Journal 09/01/2017
School Library Journal 01/01/2018
Library Journal 01/01/2018
Publishers Weekly 01/15/2018
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:

Glyph Award winner Juliana "Jewels" Smith and illustrator Ronald Nelson have created an unflinching visual and literary tour-de-force on the most pressing issues of the day-- including gentrification, police violence, and the housing crisis--with humor and biting satire. (H)afrocentric tackles racism, patriarchy, and popular culture head-on. Unapologetic and unabashed, (H)afrocentric introduces us to strong yet vulnerable students of color, as well as an aesthetic that connects current Black pop culture to an organic reappropriation of hip hop fashion circa the early 90s.

We start the journey when gentrification strikes the neighborhood surrounding Ronald Reagan University. Naima Pepper recruits a group of disgruntled undergrads of color to combat the onslaught by creating and launching the first and only anti-gentrification social networking site, mydiaspora.com. The motley crew is poised to fight back against expensive avocado toast, muted Prius cars, exorbitant rent, and cultural appropriation.

Whether Naima and the gang are transforming social media, leading protests, fighting rent hikes, or working as "Racial Translators," the students at Ronald Reagan University take movements to a new level by combining their tech-savvy, Black Millennial sensibilities with their individual backgrounds, goals, and aspirations.

Customer ReviewsSubmit your own review
To tell a friend about this book, you must Sign In First!