2 Books Published by Tara Books on AALBC — Book Cover Collage

Click for more detail about Brer Rabbit Retold by Arthur R. Flowers Brer Rabbit Retold

by Arthur R. Flowers
Tara Books (Sep 19, 2017)
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The Brer Rabbit stories were originally oral tales told by slaves from the American South. In this powerful rendering for children and adults, writer and griot Arthur Flowers re-tells them as wisdom tales for a contemporary audience, bringing them back to us as one of the sturdy roots of African-American literature.
This version also straddles storytelling forms–connecting the spoken and written word in surprising ways. The text is heir to the original oral stories, exquisitely illustrated by Jagdish Chitara, a ritual textile painter from Gujarat. Arthur Flowers then takes his stories back into the realm of the oral, with a musical spoken word performance in collaboration with a group of young Indian musicians.
Printed and bound by hand, this limited edition artists’ book includes a music album and short film. This genre defying cross-media project pushes the boundaries of narrative art to a new level of accomplishment.

With music cd and download code.

Click for more detail about I See The Promised Land: A Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr. by Arthur R. Flowers I See The Promised Land: A Life Of Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Arthur R. Flowers
Tara Books (Nov 30, 2010)
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"Both evocative and factually rich…Older teens, in addition to adults, will find this to be a standout both as a distinctive graphic narrative that combines two world storytelling traditions and as an examination of King’s life and its enduring legacy across the globe." -Booklist Starred Review"What excites me most here is how this approach can be used to reconnect the graphic novel to its many amazing antecedent narrative forms from around the world and reconfirms comics as a vast, unending human activity."?Paul Gravett, author of Graphic Novels: Stories To Change Your Life"This YA crossover shows King’s life expressed through Chitrakar’s rich Patua art and Flowers’s poetic text."?Library Journal
I See the Promised Land traverses the milestones of Martin Luther King Jr.’s short life, ministry, and journey. This graphic narrative brings together two diverse yet dramatic traditions of storytelling. Renowned African American writer and griot Arthur Flowers tells a tale?replete with destiny and the human condition to Manu Chitrakar’s extraordinarily vivid and eloquent art of the Patua folk style of West Bengal, India.