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Download I Am Alfonso Jones è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download Alfonso Jones can’t wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school’s hip hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play He also wants to let his best friend Danetta know how he really feels about her But as he is buying his first suit an off duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun and he shoots AlfonsoWhen Alfonso wakes u. Reuired purchase for high school libraries and this uote from the book spoken by Alfonso s mother is the exact reason whyHad that damn security guard cop Officer Whitson went to a school whose books reflected a broader reality than his narrow lily white mind had movies TV whatever reflected that maybe he would have seen my son as a teenager as a person as a citizen as an American as a humanThis graphic novel is a heartbreaking look at the Black Lives Matter movement and the horrific events that have ravaged the US and necessitated the creation of BLM and books such as this one It s an incredibly rich reading experience combining both the story of a teen s murder by a police officer with a hip hop Hamlet storyline as well as a deep historical account of the violence against blacks in the US The author s note shares the author s history in the movement and motivation for this story it is a must read part of the book Every high school s collection should have I AM ALFONSO JONES right next to the MARCH trilogybecause the civil rights movement is NOT over Other 2017 titles to read alongside this one are AMERICAN STREET PIECING ME TOGETHER THE HATE U GIVE and DEAR MARTINI am not ualified to review the art beyond saying that the black and white style fully conveyed the story and the strength of the book s message Thanks to Lee and LowTu Books for the complimentary review copy all opinions are my own

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Download I Am Alfonso Jones è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download Oves realize the work that lies ahead in the fight for justiceIn the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement as in Hamlet the dead shall speak and the living yield even surprisesForeword by Bryan Stevenson Executive Director of the Eual Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy. 35What makes this graphic novel great a NEED to talk about how Black Live Matter is a tipping point movement that has been created over the past century Because the murder of unarmed Black people by police has been going on for decades Because Black Lives also matter when they are wasting a way behind bars due to trumped up charges Because before there were police there were lynch mobs and before that there were patrols to catch runaway slaves Medina clearly needed to infuse his story in the history of violence against Black people in this continent since colonization began is also what makes this graphic novel suffer If this had been a graphic novel series each book tackling another part of historical and systemic racism I think it would have worked better But as it is there s just so many stories and lessons and characters crammed into this fairly short graphic novel that no one piece of the story lands the emotional punch that it could if given time I think this graphic novel had excellent aspirations and tells a contemporary story infused with history in a format that makes it accessible to readers who often get left out of these conversations I just think that trying to take on such a wide birth in content made it so that cohesive story telling took a hit Spoken From the Front 2 young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement as in Hamlet the dead shall speak and the living Ma mèreMadame EdwardaLe Mort yield even surprisesForeword by Bryan Stevenson Executive Director of the Eual Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy. 35What makes this graphic novel great a NEED to talk about how Black Live Matter is a tipping point movement that has been created over the past century Because the murder of unarmed Black people by police has been going on for decades Because Black Lives also matter when they are wasting a way behind bars due to trumped up charges Because before there were police there were lynch mobs and before that there were patrols to catch runaway slaves Medina clearly needed to infuse his story in the history of violence against Black people in this continent since colonization began is also what makes this graphic novel suffer If this had been a graphic novel series each book tackling another part of historical and systemic racism I think it would have worked better But as it is there s just so many stories and lessons and characters crammed into this fairly short graphic novel that no one piece of the story lands the emotional punch that it could if given time I think this graphic novel had excellent aspirations and tells a contemporary story infused with history in a format that makes it accessible to readers who often get left out of these conversations I just think that trying to take on such a wide birth in content made it so that cohesive story telling took a hit

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Download I Am Alfonso Jones è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download P in the afterlife he’s on a ghost train guided by well known victims of police shootings who teach him what he needs to know about this subterranean spiritual world Meanwhile Alfonso’s family and friends struggle with their grief and seek justice for Alfonso in the streets As they confront their new realities both Alfonso and those he l. I am Alfonso Jones should be reuired reading for all ALL I put the book down after reading and cried My heart hurts from this world and this story is full of all of the emotions I as a person of color go through when it comes to what s happening to us The police brutality against brown people is senseless and disgusting and I hope this will become a reuired reading for those in the force and thinking about joining We are human with dreams and aspirations and no one NO ONE deserves to be shot like a deer for living their life Please read please respond Please understand those different from you


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    Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina PDF FREE [I Am Alfonso Jones] I have to say first of all that I love the meaning behind this and I understand why it had to be made nonetheless I felt this book was all over the place jumping from timeline to timeline without a lot of cohesion The energy of the characters e

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    PDF FREE [I Am Alfonso Jones] Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download My MT gave me this book yesterday because we are considering teaching it to our English 9 students I could not put it down It truly encapsulates all of the politics that influence the unfathomable phenomena of police brutality and gun violence The symbolism behind the story's presentation in black and white is particularly striking enhancing the complex or maybe not so much nuance to these issues The book also captures the rhythm of brutali

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    PDF FREE [I Am Alfonso Jones] Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download This young adult graphic novel is about a black teen named Alfonso Jones who is killed by a police officer He’s killed because the officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun There are very short chapters that follow Jones as he tr

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    PDF FREE [I Am Alfonso Jones] 35What makes this graphic novel great a NEED to talk about how Black Live Matter is a tipping point movement that has been created over the past century Because the murder of unarmed Black people by police has been going on for deca

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    Summary ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Tony Medina Tony Medina ✓ 5 Download PDF FREE [I Am Alfonso Jones] Overall this pointedly discussed important topics regarding #BlackLivesMatter Sometimes the best way to contextualize and explain issues especially for teens the target audience is explicitly as the creators do in this book Sadly for me I thought it was incredibly hard to follow at times we shuffle between the past the present when Alfonso came back as a ghost We also follow a lot of different characters and viewpoints which adde

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  • Paperback
  • 168
  • I Am Alfonso Jones
  • Tony Medina
  • English
  • 23 July 2020
  • 9781620142639