What are the best Graphic Novels about African Americans?

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    #1March: Book One

    March: Book One

    March: Book One is a Sequential Art, Autobiography, History, Non-fiction graphic novel written by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and illustrated by Nate Powell. It was published August 13, 2013 by Top Shelf Productions.

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    Susana Arreola
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "really good, historical comic book. my 7th grade class really liked it."
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    #2Incognegro

    Incognegro

    Incognegro is a Sequential Art, Historical, Mystery Fiction Graphic Novel written by Mat Johnson and illustrated by Warren Pleece. It was published February 6, 2008 by Vertigo.

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    Roy Warren
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Incognegro might be set in the past but unfortunately it still feels very relevant today. A remarkable look at a side of the Civil Rights fight that doesn’t get enough attention in pop culture. Heartbreaking, tragic and triumphant all describe this great book."
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    #3Bayou

    Bayou

    Bayou is a Sequential Art, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Young Adult Fiction Graphic Novel written by Jeremy Love. It was published June 2, 2009 by Zuda.

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    Raymond Howell
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Who doesn't love graphic novels? When I was a kid, it was so hard to find this stuff. Times were more conservative back then I suppose. It wasn't until the 1990s that I was able to really get into this genre of novels. Bayou is a great start for someone who isn't used to the genre, but wants to give it a go. The art rocks and the story is a real keeper."
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    #4Blind Corners

    Blind Corners

    Blind Corners is a Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction Graphic Novel written by Jemir Robert Johnson and illustrated by Luis Sierra, Winston Blakely et al. It was published October 11, 2013 by CREATIVE Elamentz Studios.

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    Lauren Lee
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Blind Corners by Jemir Johnson is an intriguing book that makes the readers experience thrilling events like comic books. Its best for kids who loves action-packed comics. And adults will enjoy it too."
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    #55 Shots

    5 Shots

    5 Shots is a Mystery, Sequential Art, Fiction Graphic Novel written by Jemir Robert Johnson. It was published October 3, 2007 by Creative Elamentz Studios.

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    Larry Elliott
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "I grew up reading graphic novels and was a huge fan of this one. Filled with drama and suspense, each story sucked me right in. I'd definitely read more by this author, and recommend it for any fans of the genre."
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    #6The Silence of Our Friends : The Civil Rights Struggle Was Never Black and White

    The Silence of Our Friends : The Civil Rights Struggle Was Never Black and White

    The Silence of Our Friends : The Civil Rights Struggle Was Never Black and White is a Sequential Art, Historical, Young Adult Graphic Novel written by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos and illustrated by Nate Powell.

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    Harold Jacobs
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This book tells a personal story from the authors past. It is a great tale about race relations in Houston during the civil rights era. "
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    #7Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story

    Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story

    Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston Story is a Sequential Art, Biography, Adult, Cultural, History, Non-fiction Graphic Novel by Peter Bagge. It was published March 21, 2017 by Drawn and Quarterly.

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    Danielle Wheeler
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Peter Bagge has defied the expectations of the comics industry by changing gears from his famous slacker hero Buddy Bradley to documenting the life and times of historical 20th century trailblazers. If Bagge had not already had a New York Times bestseller with his biography of Margaret Sanger, his newest biography, Fire!! The Zora Neale Hurston Story, would seem to be an unfathomable pairing of author and subject"
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    #8A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury

    A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury

    A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury is a Sequential Art, Humor, Politics, Fiction Graphic Novel written by Aaron McGrudger. It was published September 23, 2003 by Three Rivers Press.

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    Matthew Gonzalez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I have never heard of this book but it is a comic strip like and supposed to be funny. However the forward is by Michael Moore who is someone I despise, Also given the topic and cover art this is a book that I would never consider purchasing despite the overall positive reviews and I wouldn't read it even if it was given to me for free. It is likely just a distorted progressive view of the world that will be heavy of whining and light on humor. The readers are probably virtue signalling morons or should I say Mooreons."
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    #9Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story

    Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story

    Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story is a Sequential Art, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Fiction Graphic Novel written by Mat Johnson and illustrated by Simon Gane. It was published August 24, 2010 by Vertigo.

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    Judy Webb
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "When I think of Vertigo titles. I think of stories that break the bounds of human thinking and emotion. While Dark Rain does have its good points. It doesn't fit the Vertigo line of gritty, interesting drama. It felt like I was reading a independent comic. The characters were seldom interesting and the story is a bit flat. While Katrina was a huge event for most of the book they were explaining it and dwelling on things that happened rather than creating an atmosphere which usually indwells in series like Preacher and Scalped. The gritty noir is nowhere to be found and I suggest skipping it and going towards a book like Scalped if that is what you want. The art is also not in keeping with the front cover and if you have a chance to look inside you will it's very cartoonish"
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    #10The Harlem Hellfighters

    The Harlem Hellfighters

    The Harlem Hellfighters is a Sequential Art, History, War, Non-fiction Graphic Novel written by Max Brooks and illustrated by Caanan White. It was published April 1, 2014 by Broadway Books.

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    Joyce Barnett
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I was surprised how fast I read it. The illustrations were excellent and the depictions of war, both in dialogue and drawing were great."
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    #11The Ancestral Sacrifice

    The Ancestral Sacrifice

    The Ancestral Sacrifice is a study book written by renowned Ghanan writer Kaakyire Akosomo Nyantakyi. It was originally published on April 1, 1998, by Chicago Spectrum Press. It is about the conflict between ancient African theology and Christianity.

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    Jennifer Clark
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a cultural story as it relates to Christianity in a small village in Asana Village. The plot is perhaps a bit controversial, but still an interesting novel for a mature reader. I highly recommend this book."

Summary

Best What are the best Graphic Novels about African Americans
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1March: Book OneBooks 28 Paid
2IncognegroBooks 25 Paid
3BayouBooks 23 Paid
4Blind CornersBooks 23 Paid
55 ShotsBooks 22 Paid
6The Silence of Our Friends : The Civil Rights Struggle Was Never Black and WhiteBooks 20 Paid
7Fire!!: The Zora Neale Hurston StoryBooks 6 Paid
8A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks TreasuryBooks 6 Paid
9Dark Rain: A New Orleans StoryBooks 3 Paid
10The Harlem HellfightersBooks 2 Paid
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