Colorlines recommends Hot Comb

“Last Minute Holiday Gifts” / Colorlines / Catherine Lizette Gonzalez / December 13, 2019

“I Was Their American Dream,” by Malaka Gharib, follows a half Filipina, half Egyptian girl as she grapples with the challenges of being a first-generation American daughter (Clarkson Potter). Ethnographer and cartoonist Ebony Flowers uses fiction, autobiography and humor to illustrate Black women’s relationship to their hair in “Hot Comb” (Drawn & Quarterly). “BTTM FDRS,” by Ben Passmore and Ezra Claytan Daniels, tackles gentrification in a fictional Chicago South Side community using satire and horror (Fantagraphics). In “They Called Us Enemy,” George Takei, best known for his role in the original “Star Trek” series, gives a firsthand account of his childhood as one of the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were forced into internment camps during World War II (Top Shelf Productions).

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