Puerto Rico Strong

Puerto Rico Strong : A Comics Anthology Supporting Puerto Rico Disaster

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Description

Puerto Rico Strong is a comics anthology that explores
what it means to be Puerto Rican and the diversity that exists within that
concept, from today's most exciting Puerto Rican comics creators. All profits
will go to towards disaster relief and recovery programs to support Puerto
Rico.



Despite being a US territory, Puerto Rico is often
thought of as a foreign land, if it's even a thought in the mind of the average
American at all. Its people exist in all corners of America; some of them have
parents who immigrated from the home island, others are a part of families that
have been on the mainland for generations. Then there are those who have come to
the states in search of a dream but struggle to integrate into an unfamiliar
culture, while there are those who have lived in the United States all of their
lives but still have the same struggle because of the color of their skin or
their sexual identity. These stories follow individuals from diverse walks of
life but are all part of the culture that is Puerto Rico.



Puerto Rico Strong features art and writing by Rosa
Colon, Vita Ayala, Naomi Franquiz, Javier Cruz Winnik, Sabrina Cintron, Ronnie
Garcia, Fabian Nicieza, Joamette Gil, and many more!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 168 x 257 x 15mm | 490g
  • MO, United States
  • English
  • 1941302904
  • 9781941302903
  • 2,442,836

Review quote

LIBRARY JOURNAL -- When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto
Rico in 2017, the island faced a death toll of nearly 3,000 and billions of
dollars in damage. The sluggishness of federal aid efforts and tepid public
response revealed that many Americans did not realize that Puerto Ricans are
Americans, too-not a "them" but an "us." While the
hurricane is the obvious thread running throughout this benefit anthology, the
stories are not necessarily about the disaster; the recurring theme is Puerto
Rican pride, a call for solidarity as the island rebuilds. Exploring topics as
varied as the zemi god of Taino lore (Marco Lopez and others'
"Of Myth & Monsters") to the forced sterilization of women in
the 1930s-60s (Ally Shwed's "La Operacion") to the experience
of contemporary Puerto Ricans living on the U.S. mainland (Tara Martinez and Rod
Espinosa's "Breaking Bread"), the writing and art styles are
sometimes uneven but always
heartfelt.
VERDICT A similar benefit
collection, Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico,
features higher-profile comics creators, but one of the strengths of this volume
is its inclusion of lesser-known, up-and-comers-a worthy addition to any
library.-Ingrid Bohnenkamp, Springfield-Greene Cty. Lib. Dist.,
MO
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