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The Talk

by Darrin Bell

***LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL***
***A GUARDIAN GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2023***

Darrin Bell was six years old when his mother told him he couldn't have a realistic water gun. She said that police think little Black boys older and less innocent than they are. So began 'The Talk'...


'The Ta-Nehisi Coates of comics'
GARRY TRUDEAU, creator of Doonesbury
'Darrin Bell has produced another American classic'
GUARDIAN

Through evocative illustrations and sharp humour, Darrin Bell examines how The Talk all Black parents must have with their children shaped his intimate and public moments from childhood to adulthood. While coming of age in Los Angeles - and finding a voice through cartooning - Bell becomes painfully aware of being regarded as dangerous by white teachers, neighbours and police officers, and thus of his mortality. Drawing attention to the brutal murders of African Americans, and showcasing revealing insights and cartoons along the way, he brings us up to the moment of reckoning when people took to the streets protesting the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

And now Bell must decide whether he and his own six-year-old son are ready to have The Talk.
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Pages:

352

Published:

19 Sept 2023

Format

Hardback

Publisher

Penguin Random House

Imprint

Jonathan Cape

ISBN:

9781787334526

***LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL***
***A GUARDIAN GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR 2023***

Darrin Bell was six years old when his mother told him he couldn't have a realistic water gun. She said that police think little Black boys older and less innocent than they are. So began 'The Talk'...




'The Ta-Nehisi Coates of comics'

GARRY TRUDEAU, creator of Doonesbury



'Darrin Bell has produced another American classic'

GUARDIAN

Through evocative illustrations and sharp humour, Darrin Bell examines how The Talk all Black parents must have with their children shaped his intimate and public moments from childhood to adulthood. While coming of age in Los Angeles - and finding a voice through cartooning - Bell becomes painfully aware of being regarded as dangerous by white teachers, neighbours and police officers, and thus of his mortality. Drawing attention to the brutal murders of African Americans, and showcasing revealing insights and cartoons along the way, he brings us up to the moment of reckoning when people took to the streets protesting the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.

And now Bell must decide whether he and his own six-year-old son are ready to have The Talk.
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