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I am Alfonso Jones

by Medina, Tony,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 17 of 21 copies
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Summary
Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of theclassic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know how he reallyfeels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clotheshanger for a gun, and he shoots Alfonso.When Alfonso wakes up in the afterlife, he's on a ghost train guided by well-known victimsof police shootings, who teach him what he needs to know about this subterranean spiritualworld. Meanwhile, Alfonso's family and friends struggle with their grief and seek justice forAlfonso in the streets. As they confront their new realities, both Alfonso and those he lovesrealize the work that lies ahead in the fight for justice.In the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black LivesMatter movement, as in Hamlet, the dead shall speak'and the living yield even more surprises.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Alfonso black teenager, gifted student, the son of a wrongfully imprisoned father is shot dead by a police officer. His crime? Shopping for his first suit to celebrate his father's release. Alfonso awakens on a purgatorial ghost subway. There ancestors spirits of past victims of racial violence guide him through his life, his parents' lives, even the life of the officer who shot him, as well as showing him the consequences (and lack of consequences) that follow his death. Medina, likewise, guides readers through the world that contemporary African Americans live in, a world where justice does not seem to exist. Yet, he preserves a thoughtful perspective and a sense of balanced humanity through Alfonso's loving family and his school cohort, and he staves off suffocating solemnity with a lyrical turn of phrase and insightful allusions to literary ghosts. The illustrators evoke honest emotion but allow figures to burst with an animated energy that offsets the high verbosity. Warning: there are no happy endings here. The book ends, but Alfonso's purgatorial quest for justice does not.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Readers might feel that Harlem high school student Alfonso Jones is almost too good: he studies hard and always returns from his bike messenger rounds promptly so his mother doesn't worry. But when he goes downtown with his crush to buy a new suit, a cop mistakes the clothes hanger he's holding for a gun and kills him. Readers who wondered at Alfonso's saintliness now watch as the media and justice system rush to vilify him. Alfonso, meanwhile, finds himself on a ghost train with his ancestors, other victims of police killings who share his agony and offer comfort. Enlivened by high-voltage sequential artwork from Robinson and Jennings, Medina (I and I Bob Marley) takes on a host of difficult questions. A hip-hop Hamlet created in Alfonso's English class frames his experience as ghostly murder victim. Alfonso's father, incarcerated for years, has just been exonerated; his triumphant return was the occasion for the suit purchase. At the story's heart is Alfonso's mother's plea: if the officer's school had taught him more about the world, she mourns, he might have seen Alfonso "as a teenager... as an American, as a human." Ages 12-up. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Police shootings -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Death -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Ghosts -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Justice -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Black lives matter movement -- Comic books, strips, etc.
African Americans -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Police shootings -- Fiction.
Death -- Fiction.
Ghosts -- Fiction.
Justice -- Fiction.
Black lives matter movement -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
New York (N.Y.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First edition.
Contributors Robinson, Stacey, 1972- illustrator.
Jennings, John, 1970- illustrator.
Language English
Description 167 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781620142639
1620142635
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