Here's the Sales Pitch:
African-American Classics presents great stories and poems from America''s earliest Black writers, illustrated by contemporary African-American artists. Featured are ''Two Americans'' by Florence Lewis Bentley, ''The Goophered Grapevine'' by Charles W. Chesnutt, ''Becky'' by Jean Toomer, two short plays by Zora Neale Hurston, and six more tales of humor and tragedy. Also featured are eleven poems, including Langston Hughes' ''Danse Africaine'' and ''The Negro'', plus Paul Laurence Dunbar's ''Sympathy'' (''I know why the caged bird sings... '')
Honestly, this would be dope whether you celebrate Christmas or not. African-American Classics features a laundry list of our most talented cartoonists of today (Kyle Baker, Jeremy Love, Lance Tooks, Afua Richardson, Arie Monroe, etc.) interpreting the work of legendary black writers like Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, and more. Like a few other books (Black Comix, Still I Rise: A Graphic History of African Americans), African-American Classics belongs in every public and personal library in America. That includes yours! YES, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT BLACK! Stories of and by African Americans are relevant to you, so click here to cop this book and learn what we're tal'mbout, tough guy!