Summary Book Review What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel by Dan Rather:
Download or read book What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel written by Dan Rather and published by First Second. This book was released on 2021-03-09 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this graphic novel adaptation of his bestselling collection of essays, legendary news anchor Dan Rather provides a voice of reason and explores what it means to be a true patriot. Brought to life in stunning color by artist Tim Foley, What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel takes apart the building blocks of this country, from the freedoms that define us, to the values that have transformed us, to the institutions that sustain us. Rather’s vast experience and his unique perspective as one of America's most renowned newscasters shed light on who we were and who we are today, allowing us to see a possible future, where we are one country; united.
Summary Book Review What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel by Dan Rather:
Download or read book What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel written by Dan Rather and published by First Second. This book was released on 2021-02-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this graphic novel adaptation of his bestselling collection of essays, legendary news anchor Dan Rather provides a voice of reason and explores what it means to be a true patriot. Brought to life in stunning color by artist Tim Foley, What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel takes apart the building blocks of this country, from the freedoms that define us, to the values that have transformed us, to the institutions that sustain us. Rather’s vast experience and his unique perspective as one of America's most renowned newscasters shed light on who we were and who we are today, allowing us to see a possible future, where we are one country; united.
Summary Book Review Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel by Cynthia Levinson:
Download or read book Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel written by Cynthia Levinson and published by First Second. This book was released on 2020-09-22 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The latest volume in our World Citizen Comics graphic novel series, Fault Lines in the Constitution teaches readers how this founding document continues to shape modern American society. In 1787, after 116 days of heated debates and bitter arguments, the United States Constitution was created. This imperfect document set forth America’s guiding principles, but it would also introduce some of today's most contentious political issues—from gerrymandering, to the Electoral College, to presidential impeachment. With colorful art, compelling discourse, and true stories from America's past and present, Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Graphic Novel sheds light on how today's political struggles have their origins in the decisions of our Founding Fathers. Children’s book author Cynthia Levinson, constitutional law scholar Sanford Levinson, and artist Ally Shwed deftly illustrate how contemporary problems arose from this founding document—and then they offer possible solutions.
Summary Book Review Re: Constitutions by Beka Feathers:
Download or read book Re: Constitutions written by Beka Feathers and published by First Second. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Marcus is stumped by a summer assignment: to write an essay on what it means to be a citizen. He’s surprised to hear from people in his community that constitutions play an important role when it comes to citizenship—they can even affect whether you feel like you belong in your country or not. From a Kosovo Albanian neighbor to a Rwandan exchange student, and even in his own family history, Marcus discovers stories of how constitutions—including the U.S. Constitution—shape the political landscape and our daily lives. From Beka Feathers, an expert in post-conflict institution building, and Kasia Babis, an accomplished political cartoonist, comes a graphic novel that gives context to the modern issues that arise from constitutions. With historical examples from all over the world, Re: Constitutions examines how this essential document defines a nation’s identity and the rights of its citizens.
Summary Book Review Why the People by Beka Feathers:
Download or read book Why the People written by Beka Feathers and published by First Second. This book was released on 2022-06-14 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This witty and well-argued graphic novel is a must-have for anyone wanting to learn what power "we the people" actually have in a democracy. Why the people? Is democracy actually the best form of government? Does it ever work like it’s supposed to? Join Lin and Julie in the middle of an airport, as they wonder aloud how America can ever be a democracy when citizens seem to disagree about everything. With them, we are whisked through political history, and journey through different systems of power, including monarchy, theocracy, dictatorship and oligarchy. Beka Feathers and Ally Shwed shine a bright light on power, justice, and the promise of true democracy.
Summary Book Review Free Speech Handbook by Ian Rosenberg:
Download or read book Free Speech Handbook written by Ian Rosenberg and published by First Second. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume of the World Citizen Comics series, Ian Rosenberg and Mike Cavallaro create a practical framework for understanding and appreciating the First Amendment. Freedom of speech is fiercely defended in America and has been since the First Amendment was written. But how does it work, and what laws shape it? Drawing on parallels between ten seminal Supreme Court cases and current events, Free Speech Handbook lays out the fundamentals of First Amendment law in an accessible and engaging way.
Download or read book What Unites Us written by Dan Rather and published by Algonquin Books. This book was released on 2017-11-07 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “I find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do.” —Dan Rather At a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American. Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. Looking at the freedoms that define us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories. As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions. With a fundamental sense of hope, What Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one.
Download or read book Religion written by Margreet de Heer and published by NBM. This book was released on 2015-10-01 with total page 120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A humorous yet substantive introduction to the world's religions and their concepts Explaining the five major religions and modern spirituality in clear, colorful chapters, this illustrated primer is a great way to introduce a complex topic. In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer explores religious history and practices in an unbiased way and with a dash of humor, and makes it approachable for those with little knowledge of the subject. It offers a fresh look from different perspectives on the phenomenon of religion; the backgrounds and history of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism; and makes the point that religion is something that should unite us, not drive us apart.
Summary Book Review Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3): From the Creator of Dog Man by Dav Pilkey:
Download or read book Cat Kid Comic Club: On Purpose: A Graphic Novel (Cat Kid Comic Club #3): From the Creator of Dog Man written by Dav Pilkey and published by Scholastic Inc.. This book was released on 2022-04-12 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cat Kid Comic Club is deep in discovery in the newest graphic novel in the hilarious and heartwarming worldwide bestselling series by Dav Pilkey, the author and illustrator of Dog Man. The comic club is going in all different directions! Naomi, Melvin, and siblings are each trying to find their purpose. Naomi has an idea to get rich quick that causes a lot of commotion and emotion. And when faced with rejections, the friends try and try again to stay true to their vision. To top it off, a surprise visitor comes to class to stir things up. Will a desire for money and power cloud Naomi's purpose? Is it quitting time? Will the club ever be the same? The hilarity is nonstop as the baby frogs navigate sibling relationships, follow their path, and create art -- with purpose! Featured as stories-within-the-story, the mini comics showcase each baby frog's perspective and individual art style. In this groundbreaking graphic novel series, award-winning author and illustrator Dav Pilkey uses a variety of techniques -- including acrylic paints, colored pencils, photography, collage, gouache, watercolors, and much more -- to illustrate each frog's creative purpose and encourage teamwork. The kaleidoscope of art styles, paired with Pilkey's trademark storytelling and humor, fosters creativity, collaboration, independence, and empathy. Readers of all ages will enjoy this fun, exciting, and purposeful graphic novel adventure.
Summary Book Review A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel by Sabaa Tahir:
Download or read book A Thief Among the Trees: An Ember in the Ashes Graphic Novel written by Sabaa Tahir and published by Boom! Studios. This book was released on 2020-07-29 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times bestselling author Sabaa Tahir joins writer Nicole Andelfinger and artist Sonia Liao for an all-new original graphic novel introducing the dangerous world of An Ember in the Ashes to new readers and revealing an untold story of Elias and Helene's beginnings at Blackcliff Academy in this stirring standalone chapter in the series' mythology. Before they were on different sides of a revolution, Elias and Helene were comrades at Blackcliff Military Academy. When they’re sent on a dangerous mission to steal a heavily-guarded poison on Isle South, they soon find themselves up against surprising enemies—including other recruits. As the true horror of their assignment is revealed, they will begin to confront the harrowing realities of Martial rule, their place in the system...and the choices they must make to survive.
Summary Book Review The Human Rights Graphic Novel by Pramod K. Nayar:
Download or read book The Human Rights Graphic Novel written by Pramod K. Nayar and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2020-11-25 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book studies human rights discourse across a variety of graphic novels, both fiction and non-fiction, originating in different parts of the world, from India to South Africa, Sarajevo to Vietnam, with texts on the Holocaust, the Partition of the Indian subcontinent, the Rwandan and Sarajevan genocides, the Vietnam War, comfort women in World War II and the Civil Rights movement in the USA, to mention a few. The book demonstrates the emergence of the ‘universal’ subject of human rights, despite the variations in contexts. It shows how war, rape, genocide, abuse, social iniquity, caste and race erode personhood in multiple ways in the graphic novel, which portrays the construction of vulnerable subjects, the cultural trauma of collectives, the crisis and necessity of witnessing, and resilience-resistance through specific representational and aesthetic strategies. It covers a large number of authors and artists: Joe Sacco, Joe Kubert, Matt Johnson-Walter Pleece, Guy Delisle, Appupen, Thi Bui, Olivier Kugler and others. Through a study of these vastly different authors and styles, the book proposes that the graphic novel as a form is perfectly suited to the ‘culture’ and the lingua franca of human rights due to its amenability to experimentation and the sheer range within the form. The book will appeal to scholars in comics studies, human rights studies, visual culture studies and to the general reader with an interest in these fields.
Summary Book Review Lessons Learned From Star Trek by Nicholas H. Kovacs, O.F.S.:
Download or read book Lessons Learned From Star Trek written by Nicholas H. Kovacs, O.F.S. and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2021-01-29 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the third edition of "Lessons Learned from Star Trek". This updated e-book is a collection of articles, which in an entertaining way, discuss important philosophical and moral issues, that our world is facing, by using the themes from the science fiction series, Star Trek. If you are a Trekkie, nor never heard of the TV series; this book is for everybody, and provides an entertaining overview of the franchise. Our world is facing so many problems today, and humanity needs to look to the lessons seen in Star Trek, as the perfect guide to help all of us discuss as a society, on how we can come together to create a better world. The world needs Star Trek, now, more than ever!
Summary Book Review Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America by Edward King:
Download or read book Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America written by Edward King and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2017-07-03 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Latin America is experiencing a boom in graphic novels that are highly innovative in their conceptual play and their reworking of the medium. Inventive artwork and sophisticated scripts have combined to satisfy the demand of a growing readership, both at home and abroad. Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, which is the first book-length study of the topic, argues that the graphic novel is emerging in Latin America as a uniquely powerful force to explore the nature of twenty-first century subjectivity. The authors place particular emphasis on the ways in which humans are bound to their non-human environment, and these ideas are productively drawn out in relation to posthuman thought and experience. The book draws together a range of recent graphic novels from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay, many of which experiment with questions of transmediality, the representation of urban space, modes of perception and cognition, and a new form of ethics for a posthuman world. Praise for Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America '...well-referenced and… well considered - the analyses it brings are overall well-executed and insightful...' Image and Narrative, Jan 2018, vol 18, no 4
Download or read book Comics written by Harriet E.H. Earle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-12-11 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comics: An Introduction provides a clear and detailed introduction to the Comics form – including graphic narratives and a range of other genres – explaining key terms, history, theories, and major themes. The book uses a variety of examples to show the rich history as well as the current cultural relevance and significance of Comics. Taking a broadly global approach, Harriet Earle discusses the history and development of the form internationally, as well as how to navigate comics as a new way of reading. Earle also pushes beyond the book to lay out the ways that fans engage with their comics of choice – and how this can impact the industry. She also analyses how Comics can work for social change and political comment. Discussing journalism and life writing, she examines how the coming together of word and image gives us new ways to discuss our world and ourselves. A glossary and further reading section help those new to Comics solidify their understanding and further their exploration of this dynamic and growing field.
Summary Book Review Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom by Carrye Kay Syma:
Download or read book Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom written by Carrye Kay Syma and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-06-10 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Summary Book Review Eve: the new graphic novel from the award-winning author of Becoming Unbecoming by Una:
Download or read book Eve: the new graphic novel from the award-winning author of Becoming Unbecoming written by Una and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2021-06-03 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A powerful novel of mothers and daughters, and how we imagine our future, from acclaimed author of BECOMING UNBECOMING 'A disturbing and necessary book for our times ... Una has held up a chilling mirror for us, and leaves us with a choice - what kind of world will we make for ourselves?' JACKY FLEMING In the near future, in a world that seems just like our own, Eve grows up in a loving family that is increasingly threatened by a society which seems to be sleepwalking into totalitarianism. After a catastrophe that changes everything, Eve must set off on her own, over the wild Yorkshire moors, to try to find a new way to live. Eve is a book of mothers, daughters, human relationships, trust and community, human weakness, conflict, hopeful futures and painful pasts. It is speculative fiction that feels incredible timely: Una explores the rise of authoritarianism on both the political right and left and imagines where it might all lead. 'As with all good speculative fiction, it predicts a set of circumstances that are rooted in reality so could easily happen, and often do' BIG ISSUE NORTH 'A prescient tale of gender, the environment and a dystopian future' WINNIE M LI 'Big, imaginative and confrontational' STRONG WORDS 'EVE's gripping narrative and poetic, haunting imagery of a world sliding into dystopia has stayed with me' MOMA.CO.UK
Summary Book Review Archie Comics Double Digest #263 by Archie Superstars:
Download or read book Archie Comics Double Digest #263 written by Archie Superstars and published by Archie Comic Publications, Inc.. This book was released on 2015-08-12 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get ready for even more pages of fun in this sun in this 192-page comics annual! Summer has arrived, the sun is shining, the weather’s getting warmer and Riverdale Lake is open for activities! And for Archie “summer activities” mean one thing: dating! Archie and Betty make a date to ride paddle boats at the lake—but Veronica wants in on the summer fun, too! When Archie actually *gasps* rejects Veronica in favor of Betty, could it be that our lovable player is changing—or will his day in the sun have him up a creek? Find out in “Unlucky Lake Date,” the fun lead story to this bonus-sized comics annual!