Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography

Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography

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by Andrew Helfer
     
 

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The age of multitasking needs better narrative history. It must be absolutely factual, immediately accessible, smart, and brilliantly fun. Enter Andrew Helfer, the award-winning graphic-novel editor behind Road to Perdition and The History of Violence, and welcome the launch of a unique line of graphic biographies.

If a picture is worth a

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The age of multitasking needs better narrative history. It must be absolutely factual, immediately accessible, smart, and brilliantly fun. Enter Andrew Helfer, the award-winning graphic-novel editor behind Road to Perdition and The History of Violence, and welcome the launch of a unique line of graphic biographies.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, these graphic biographies qualify as tomes. But if you're among the millions who haven't time for another doorstop of a biography, these books are for you.
With the thoroughly researched and passionately drawn Malcolm X, Helfer and award-winning artist Randy DuBurke capture Malcolm Little's extraordinary transformation from a black youth beaten down by Jim Crow America into Malcolm X, the charismatic, controversial, and doomed national spokesman for the Nation of Islam.

Editorial Reviews

"A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything." Though cut down by an assassin's bullet just months before his 40th birthday, Malcolm X (1925-65), a.k.a. Malcolm Little, had already left a powerful imprint on American history. This "novel graphic" recapitulates the dramatic path of Malcolm's life, from his early experiences with racism through his political and religious conversions. Graphic and unforgettable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429998130
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
11/14/2006
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
1,240,494
File size:
13 MB
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Malcolm X

Text copyright © 2006 by Andrew J. Helfer Illustrations copyright © 2006 by Randy DuBurke

Meet the Author

Andrew Helfer, as group editor at DC Comics, launched its Paradox Press imprint and the award-winning Big Books series, and worked on everything from Batman to The History of Violence.

Randy DuBurke's illustrations have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Mad Magazine, DC and Marvel comics, graphic novels, and science-fiction magazines. He is the winner of the 2004 Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award for illustration. He lives in New York.


Andrew Helfer has written everything from Batman to Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography.

Andrew Helfer, as group editor at DC Comics, launched its Paradox Press imprint and the award-winning Big Books series, and worked on everything from Batman to The History of Violence.

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Malcolm X: A Graphic Biography 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All hail black america
Guest More than 1 year ago
Malcolm X is a 'nothing-but-the-truth' style of writting. It goes into fine detail about almost all aspects of Malcolm X's life. The book's combination of descriptive words and impacting drawings accurately tell the biography of Malcolm X. The story may take time to read for the sake of understanding, but when the book is understood the reader can get much knowledge. I give this book a 4 out of 5 because of the book's abillity to grip the reader.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a very good book for me because malcolm x is one of my role model's but besides that this book was very touching it helps you visualize what he went through and how he got to where he was and it also show's you who influenced him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has a lot of differnt themes. One of the themes I picked is determination. Maloclm X's childhood was enetertaining and very memorable. The fact that the book was a graphic novel made it easier to read and made ot interseting. On a scale 1-10 I would give it a 9.5. Everything that happened to Malcolm X would move you in a special way. I would recommed this book to all my friends and family.