A heartbreaking, brilliantly-told story (with absolutely beautiful paintings - the word "illustration" doesn't do them justice) of one of the most shameful periods in United States history. It never ceases to shock me whenever I remember that the Japanese internment camps existed only 70 years ago. Recommended by Trevor.
From the graphic novelist who brought us Wizzywig (Portrait of A Serial Hacker), Hip Hop Family Tree Vol. 1 is an incredible old-fashioned comic book-style telling of the origins of Hip Hop culture and Rap Music. Covering the mid-70s to the early-80s, this book goes deep into the history of one of the few original American art forms. Informative and fun, Hip Hop Family Tree is a must-read for any fans of Hip Hop. Click on the title to heck out a Spotify playlist to hear much of the music mentioned in the book. Recommended by Trevor.