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The high desert  Cover Image Book Book

The high desert / James Spooner.

Spooner, James, (author,, artist.).

Summary

Summary:

"Scene: Apple Valley, California, in the late eighties, a thirsty, miserable desert. Teenage James Spooner hates that he and his mom are back in town after years away. The one silver lining--new school, new you, right? But the few Black kids at school seem to be gangbanging, and the other kids fall on a spectrum of micro-aggressors to future Neo-Nazis. Mixed race, acutely aware of his Blackness, James doesn't know where he fits until he meets Ty, a young Black punk who introduces him to the school outsiders--skaters, unhappy young rebels, caught up in the punk groundswell sweeping the country. A haircut, a few Sex Pistols, Misfits and Black Flag records later: suddenly, James has friends, romantic prospects, and knows the difference between a bass and a guitar. But this desolate landscape hides brutal, building undercurrents: a classmate overdoses, a friend must prove himself to his white supremacist brother and the local Aryan brotherhood through a show of violence. Everything and everyone are set to collide at one of the year's biggest shows in town... Weaving in the Black roots of punk rock and a vivid interlude in the thriving eighties DIY scene in New York's East Village, this is the memoir of a budding punk, artist, and activist"--Dust jacket flap.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780358659112
  • ISBN: 0358659116
  • Physical Description: 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"From the creator of AFRO-PUNK"--Cover.
Subject: Spooner, James > Childhood and youth > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Racially mixed people > United States > Biography > Comic books, strips, etc.
Racially mixed people > Race identity > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Music and race > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Punk rock music > Social aspects > Comic books, strips, etc.
Punk culture > California > Apple Valley > Comic books, strips, etc.
Racism > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Nineteen nineties > Comic books, strips, etc.
Coming of age > Comic books, strips, etc.
Musique et race > États-Unis > Bandes dessinées.
Punk (Musique) > Aspect social > Bandes dessinées.
Racisme > États-Unis > Bandes dessinées.
Années quatre-vingt-dix (Vingtième siècle) > Bandes dessinées.
Passage à l'âge adulte > Bandes dessinées.
Cartoonists.
Coming of age.
Music and race.
Nineteen nineties.
Punk culture.
Racially mixed people.
Racially mixed people > Race identity.
Racism.
California > Apple Valley.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Graphic novels.
comic strips.
comic books.
Autobiographical comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Coming-of-age comics.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Autobiographical comics.
Coming-of-age comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Bandes dessinées autobiographiques.
Bandes dessinées d'éducation.
Bandes dessinées autres que de fiction.
Bandes dessinées.

Currently available copies

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      Decatur County Public Library
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