Superheroes of the Civil Rights Movement: “March: Book Two” by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

I was planning on posting my Elkhart Truth archives in a more orderly fashion, starting with the most recent, but in the wake of the news in Charlottesville this morning, this review clearly needs to be prioritized. Stay tuned for a review of March: Book Three  soon.

Thanks to Better World Books, 215 S. Main St. in Goshen, for providing me with books to review. You can find all of these books at the store.

Scan of March: Book Two, cover

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Building an Imaginary History: ‘The Encyclopedia of Early Earth,’ by Isabel Greenberg

Originally published on GoshenCommons.org May 15, 2014

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“Readers! This book is not a real encyclopedia!” warns the back cover of Isabel Greenberg’s “Encyclopedia of Early Earth.” The back of the book does contain appendices and myths from an already made -up world:

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Ed Piskor’s ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’: How to Build a Cultural Zeitgeist

Originally published on GoshenCommons.org April 21, 2014

(Update: “Hip Hop Family Tree” is up to Volume 4, which was released in August 2016. Check it out at Better World Books online.)

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“Hip Hop Family Tree,” the first collected volume from the weekly comic still running on Boing Boing, was backordered almost immediately after its release in December 2013, and is already on its third printing. Apparently I’m not the only one itching for the diversification of comics to pick up speed. Continue reading “Ed Piskor’s ‘Hip Hop Family Tree’: How to Build a Cultural Zeitgeist”