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African-American Classics  Great Stories and Poems from America's Earliest Black Writers
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10+
Release Date
December 27, 2011
ISBN
978-0982563045
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African-American Classics presents great stories and poems from America''s earliest Black writers, illustrated by contemporary African-American artists. Featured are "Two Americans" by Florence Lewis Bentley, "The Goophered Grapevine" by Charles W. Chesnutt, "Becky" by Jean Toomer, two short plays by Zora Neale Hurston, and six more tales of humor and tragedy. Also featured are eleven poems, including Langston Hughes'' "Danse Africaine" and "The Negro", plus Paul Laurence Dunbar''s "Sympathy" (''I know why the caged bird sings... '')

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Great Collection of African-American Tales
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I really loved this latest graphic novel that is filled with adaptions of stories and poems from African-American authors. The novel is colorful and there's something for everyone. One of my favorites has to be TWO AMERICANS by Florence Lewis Bentley which is about two soldiers during World War 1. One is white and the other African-American. This tale packs a powerful punch with it's message of forgiveness. There's also a collection of poems, each written and colorfully illustrated.

A must read for those who love graphic novels.
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1. Great adaptions of African-American tales into graphic novel format
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