The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Boondocks took the syndication world by storm. The notoriety landed Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder in publications ranging from Time magazine to People magazine which named him one of the "25 Most Intriguing People of '99." Centered around the experiences of two young African-American boys, Huey and Riley, who move from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs (or the "boondocks" to them), the strip fuses hip-hop sensibilities with Japanese anime-style drawings and a candid discussion of race. In this first ...

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The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper

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Overview

The Boondocks took the syndication world by storm. The notoriety landed Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder in publications ranging from Time magazine to People magazine which named him one of the "25 Most Intriguing People of '99." Centered around the experiences of two young African-American boys, Huey and Riley, who move from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs (or the "boondocks" to them), the strip fuses hip-hop sensibilities with Japanese anime-style drawings and a candid discussion of race. In this first collection of Boondocks cartoons, you'll discover the funny yet revealing combination of superb art and envelope-pushing content in one of the most unique strips ever.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449400118
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 12/11/2012
  • Series: Backlist eBook Program
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 576,874
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author

McGruder has become a widely heard and respected commentator on race, politics, and entertainment. The cartoonist was born in Chicago but grew up in racially diverse Columbia, Maryland. The Boondocks first saw print in the student newspaper at the University of Maryland where he majored in Afro-American studies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    I camt even read this

    He words are to small for me to read but i can watch the boondocks on the ttv so i dont care

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Love It ^_^

    I love The Boondocks!! It does a really good job of talking about important issues all while having great humor to relieve the pressure a little. Huey is the serious one, concerned about the problems in politics, the media, and so on, while Riley is his complete opposite, not a care in the world and only worried about being a wanna-be thug/rapper. I also love the theme song. (Oh, and if I could, I would sooo make Riley my boyfriend. He is waaaaay too cute ^_^ <3 ).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2014

    Hilarious

    Very funny

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    I am Huey Freeman

    My brother is Riley

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    SAW ||

    Do you want to play a game Boondocks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2014

    Interesting

    Interesting........i don't know.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    ahmadwint@gmail.com

    Add me to your nook

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2013

    Boondocks

    Watch on t.v and on youtube because books suck littreally.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Heuy

    HUEY IS THE BOMB. Hey is always trying to bea smarty pants but sometimes gets in trouble. Like in sports if yomake foulau

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Boondock

    It is a awsome show like black dyanmite

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    The Boondocks will have you laughin' out hard

    The Boondocks is one of the greatest comic strips I've read in a long time, both for its political boldness and for all the crazy humor found throughout this book. What I really like about the Boondocks is that its funny and yet it makes you think about the issues involved at the same time. I highly recommend it for both comic lovers and for anyone seeking a valuable insight into the issues of today's crazy world. Oh, and be sure to check out the new Boondocks show on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2006

    the boondocks is really crazy!!

    i love the boondocks. the t.v. show is so hilarious!! i wish i had a boondocks dvd.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2005

    Mrs. Huey Freeman

    I loved this book. I love the way Huey's ideas are so dismal and bleek. He is always thinking up a new plan of how the man is out to get him. And riley, had to be the cutest wanna be thug i've ever seen. Riley adds comic releif to Hueys politcal rants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    great

    this is a great book, that everyone will enjoy. i read it for a college course and its been the best book i've ever had to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2003

    AN INSTANT LAUGH

    I love the comic strip, I love the book. My dad bought it for me after I couldn't stop laughing at it in the book store. It was political and funny and insightful and its different. That's why I like it.Get it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2003

    Brilliant-insightful

    Aaron has brought to the forefront with his intellect, wit, and amazing artistry some of the bravest, stylish, and thought-provoking issues that are being ignored by the masses.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2003

    You will laugh your butt off!!

    I read this from cover to cover in a couple of hours!! It makes you laugh but then makes you think about yourself and the way you act and think. It reminds of a young Whoopi Goldberg when she FIRST came out with her one woman show on Broadway. Boondocks will always be in my collection along with Calvin & Hobbs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2003

    Simply awesome!

    This guy manages to capture the issues confronting African Americans with humor and intelligent dialog. Boondocks is a must read...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2002

    Awesome

    the book is the best i must send congrats to aaron.the comics are funny and he's an aspiring black artist.If your looking for some fun then this book is a must on the list . Keep up the good work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2001

    Absolutely Awesome

    The funniest book I've read in a long time. Calvin & Hobbes, Doonesbury, and all the other comics, pale in comparison. I laugh outloud the entire time I read it....everytime.

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