Midwest Book Review: Graphic Classics Volume 22 African-American Classics

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Midwest Book Review

OCT111097 Midwest Book Review: Graphic Classics Volume 22 African-American ClassicsAfrican-American Classics
Tom Pomplun and Lance Tooks, editors
Eureka Productions
8778 Oak Grove Road
Mount Horeb, WI 53572
9780982563045 $17.95 www.graphicclassics.com

Volume 22 of the “Graphic Classics” series, African-American Classics is a graphic novel anthology adapting almost two dozen great literary short stories and poems by some of America’s earliest black writers, including W.E.B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and many more. The stories selected do not shy away from troubling, complex, or life-threatening matters, but are overall suitable for readers ages 12 to adult. Each story is vividly adapted in full color by a different artist with a unique style complementing the work. The result is a solid, reader-friendly introduction to African-American literary heritage, worthy of the highest recommendation especially for public and school library collections.

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