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The Black Panther Party by David F. Walker
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Jan 19, 2021 | ISBN 9781984857705

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“Walker strives for a comprehensive view, dedicating his book to the party’s ‘rank and file’ involved in community work. The result is a sprawling overview of the group’s brisk rise and protracted fall, punctuated by gripping confrontations with the powers that be. . . . as an artist Anderson is just as good at rendering static shots as he is at depicting action, and his gift for warm, uncluttered portraiture lionizes familiar figures.”The New York Times Book Review

“This nuanced, accessible history of the Black Panther Party doesn’t shy away from the complexity of the political movement, nor does it fall into the trap of painting the diverse group as uniformly heroes or villains . . . Artist Kwame Anderson balances text and images skillfully, and even the wordiest sections feel spacious, while he lends cinematic visual pacing to the many heated interactions between activists and police.”Publishers Weekly, starred review

“Containing the informational density of a textbook and the brisk page compositions, dramatic framing, characterful art, and rich colors of a comic book, Walker and Anderson’s work covers the titular organization’s history as a revolutionary group and its less-documented dedication to community service.”Booklist, starred review

“Research and clarity are poured onto the pages of this richly detailed account of the formation, service, and dissolution of the Black Panther Party.”—School Library Journal

“Vibrant and groundbreaking. The book’s graphic retellings of major events and illustrated profiles of key figures capture the story of the party’s major leaders and political evolution, as well as its enduring cultural and political legacy in the civil rights movement and American society.”—Electric Literature

A beautifully conceived and sobering graphic novel tracing the history of this doomed, but influential, group.”—The Daily Beast

“The Black Panther Party is intelligently told. The episodes and asides of which it is comprised congeal quite naturally into an informative whole that will engage all readers, but especially those who are unfamiliar with the Black Panthers’ story.”—The Comics Journal

“A vibrant collaboration . . . Walker and Anderson illustrate the complexities of the Black Panther Party from its rise in 1966 to its fall in the 1980, dramatically hastened by suppression and interference of the federal government’s then-secret COINTELPRO programs.”—Oregon Public Broadcasting

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