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Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest | Nate Powell
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From Nate Powell, the National Book Awardwinning artist of March, a collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of necessary protest In this anthology of seven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls necessary protest. Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powells reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award-winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this generations preeminent historical account of nonviolent revolution in the civil rights movement. Powell highlights both the danger of normalized paramilitary presence symbols in consumer pop culture, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powells journey from the night of the electionpromising his four-year-old daughter that Trump will never win, to the reality of the Republican presidency, protesting the administrations policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous and more and more polarized. While six of the seven essays are new, unpublished work, Powell has also included About Face, a comics essay first published by Popula Online that swiftly went viral and inspired him to expand his work on Save It for Later. The seventh and final essay will contextualize the myriad events of 2020 with the previous four yearsfrom the COVID-19 pandemic to global protests in the wake of George Floyds murder to the 2020 presidential election itselfhighlighting both the consistencies and inversions of widely shared experiences and observations amidst a massive social upheaval. As Powell moves between subjective and objective experiences raising his childrendepicted in their childhood innocence as imaginary anthropomorphic animalshe reveals the electrifying sense of trust and connection with neighbors and strangers in protest. He also explores how to equip young people with tools to best make their own noise as they grow up and help shape the direction and future of this country.
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PhoenixRISING2x
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In case you're like me and you wonder what literatures will remember the trauma that was the post-Obama presidency, this book captures that sentiment with perfection.

The disillusionment of belief in White Jesus the Colonizer, Confederate, Gadsden, and blue lives matter flags appearing interchangeably, and the irreparable erosion of reason...it's all here.

But then, there's hope that there ARE some decent folk out there, and they have kids.

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quirkyreader
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Mehso-so

As mentioned in a earlier post. I received this as an ARC from Abrams Comicarts. Thank you. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4004669974?book_show_action=false&from_rev...

Yesterday was a reading catch up day.

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quirkyreader
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#bookmail. Thank you Abrams publishing. This story takes place in an Indiana town where I used to live. It was home to Boxcar Books. They had a great section on Simple Living.

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