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Fights : One Boy's Triumph Over Violence
by Joel Christian Gill and Joel Christian Gill




Overview -
A New York Times Best Graphic Novel of 2020
YALSA 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2021 Cartoonists Prize for Print Comics
2021 Eisner Awards Best Publication for Teens Nominee

Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods.

Propelled into a world filled with uncertainty and desperation, young Joel is pushed toward using violence to solve his problems by everything and everyone around him. But fighting doesn't always yield the best results for a confused and sensitive kid who yearns for a better, more fulfilling life than the one he was born into, as Joel learns in a series of brutal conflicts that eventually lead him to question everything he has learned about what it truly means to fight for one's life.

"FIGHTS is somehow brutally raw, funny as hell, deeply sensitive and insightful in each panel." -- Nate Powell (March trilogy)

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Overview

A New York Times Best Graphic Novel of 2020
YALSA 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens
2021 Cartoonists Prize for Print Comics
2021 Eisner Awards Best Publication for Teens Nominee

Fights is the visceral and deeply affecting memoir of artist/author Joel Christian Gill, chronicling his youth and coming of age as a Black child in a chaotic landscape of rough city streets and foreboding backwoods.

Propelled into a world filled with uncertainty and desperation, young Joel is pushed toward using violence to solve his problems by everything and everyone around him. But fighting doesn't always yield the best results for a confused and sensitive kid who yearns for a better, more fulfilling life than the one he was born into, as Joel learns in a series of brutal conflicts that eventually lead him to question everything he has learned about what it truly means to fight for one's life.

"FIGHTS is somehow brutally raw, funny as hell, deeply sensitive and insightful in each panel." -- Nate Powell (March trilogy)

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781549303357
  • ISBN-10: 154930335X
  • Publisher: Oni Press
  • Publish Date: January 2020
  • Page Count: 256
  • Reading Level: Ages 14-17
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds


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