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The Hate U Give meets The Lovely Bones in this unflinching graphic novel about the afterlife of a young man killed by an off-duty police officer, co-illustrated by New York Timesbestselling artist John Jennings.

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ISBN-13: 9781620142639
Publisher: Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 41,059
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Tony Medina is the author of six beloved books for young readers, as well as multiple volumes of poetry for adults. A Pushcart Prize-nominated poet and a professor of creative writing at Howard University, Dr. Medina is a two-time winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People. He lives in the Washington, DC area.

Stacey Robinson is an assistant professor of graphic design at the University of Illinois and an Arthur Schomburg Fellow with an MFA from the University at Buffalo. As part of the collaborative team "Black Kirby" with John Jennings, he creates graphic novels, gallery exhibitions, and lectures that deconstruct the work of artist Jack Kirby to re-imagine Black resistance spaces inspired by hip-hop, religion, the arts, and sciences. Robinson lives in Illinois.

John Jennings co-edited the Eisner-nominated anthology The Blacker the Ink and illustrated the New York Times bestselling graphic novel adaptation of Kindred by Octavia E. Butler. He is a professor of media and cultural studies at the University of California, Riverside, and the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship at Harvard's Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. Jennings lives in California.

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I Am Alfonso Jones 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is for every young person touched by the loss of a friend in their prime. It's rich in visual content and surpassed in written word. When you're represented, the validation feeds your soul. It's like a life fertilizer in a paperback book-thank you trees. I think the pivotal moment of seeing life before and after you die, will humble and change the perspective of every type of audience reading this graphic novel. I don't want to give away the story line...but the prolific history of black and brown leaders connecting to 21st century youngsters is priceless. There's poetry, history, artistry, authenticity and empowerment in this engaging read. I challenge a grandparent to read this with their grandchild. Connect the generations. Our elderly are living ancestors that connect the past with the future. What I loved most about this book is that ancestors have an influential role in reality and in the spiritual world...they speak to the living. This graphic novel is a window into history and a reflection of now-like roots regenerated!
Anonymous 10 months ago
Hamlet and reality woven together in a beautiful and heartbreaking graphic novel. The names, the stories of the dead haunt us and search for justice. What will we do?