Nate Powell with Sara Brickman

Nate Powell, whose illustrated artistry was part of the collaborative work that was the late John Lewis’ National Book Award-winning March trilogy, and who has authored numerous award-winning graphic narrative books, virtually visits with his newest, Save It For Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest (Abrams ComicArts). This series of graphic essays chronicles the years we just endured with the 45th president, and much that came upon us in that time.

“In a series of deeply felt comics essays, Powell chronicles his efforts to maintain and pass on progressive political beliefs in a regressive political climate, effectively summing up the conflicts and battle scars of the Trump era for those shocked by his election. As the parent of two young daughters (presented here as anthropomorphized creatures, a fox-puppy-unicorn combo), Powell strives to teach them the value and importance of activism in the face of systemic racism, the threat of white supremacy, and the devastation wrought by Covid-19 … This sincere volume carries off parenting inspiration with gravitas.” - Publishers Weekly.

Sara Brickman is a queer, Jewish writer, performer, and community organizer from Ann Arbor, MI. The winner of the Split This Rock Poetry Prize and a five-time member of Seattle slam teams, Sara has received grants and scholarships from the Lambda Literary Foundation, the Yiddish Book Center, 4Culture, and more.

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Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest Cover Image
By Nate Powell (Illustrator), Nate Powell
ISBN: 9781419749124
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams ComicArts - April 6th, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 6:00pm
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