I Am Alfonso Jones

I Am Alfonso Jones

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Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for a gun, and he shoots Alfonso.
Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, Incorporated, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781620142639
1620142635
Call Number: TEEN GN MEDI
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm

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A powerful graphic novel that follows Alfonso’s ghost after he is murdered by an off-duty police officer.

From the afterlife, black teenager Alfonso Jones, a 15-year-old victim of police brutality, watches the effect his murder has on his loved ones and community.- From Kirkus Reviews

Tony Medina and illuastator John Jennings are guests at the Black Comix Arts Festival 2018 (BCAF), a partnership with SFPL.

Alfonso Jones can't wait to play the role of Hamlet in his school's hip-hop rendition of the classic Shakespearean play. He also wants to let his best friend, Danetta, know how he really feels about her. But as he is buying his first suit, an off-duty police officer mistakes a clothes hanger for ... Read More »

In the first graphic novel for young readers to focus on police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement, as in Hamlet, the dead shall speak—and the living yield even more surprises.


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