Strange Fruit Volume I is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the nine illustrated chapters chronicles an uncelebrated African American hero or event. From the adventures of lawman Bass Reeves, to Henry “Box” Brown’s daring escape from slavery.
2014, Joel Christian Gill, 176 pages, paperback
Ages 12 and up, Grades 7 and up
Voted a Great Graphic Novel for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Chosen as a Summer 2015 Graphic Novel Pick by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Chosen as a Finalist for the Best Young Adult Graphic Novel by the Cybils Awards (Children's and Young Adult Bloggers Literary Awards).
Chosen by Publishers Weekly for their Notable African-American-Interest Titles of 2014
Chosen by the New York Times as “9 Books That Would Make Great Gifts”