The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Aug 1, 2000 - Humor - 128 pages
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The Boondocks took the syndication world by storm. The notoriety landed Boondocks creator Aaron McGruder in publications ranging from Time magazine to People magazine which named him one of the "25 Most Intriguing People of '99. Centered around the experiences of two young African-American boys, Huey and Riley, who move from inner-city Chicago to the suburbs (or the "boondocks" to them), the strip fuses hip-hop sensibilities with Japanese anime-style drawings and a candid discussion of race. Funny yet revealing, the combination of superb art and envelope-pushing content provides one of the most unique strips ever.
  

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Review: The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper (The Boondocks #1)

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Boondocks was a fun comic strip with a point of view not often represented in newspaper comics. These strips were a lot of fun to read. The only downside is that the strip often focused on current events, so some of the jokes about Y2K and Star Wars Episode 1 will feel a little dated. Read full review

Review: The Boondocks: Because I Know You Don't Read the Newspaper (The Boondocks #1)

User Review  - Diz - Goodreads

Boondocks was a fun comic strip with a point of view not often represented in newspaper comics. These strips were a lot of fun to read. The only downside is that the strip often focused on current events, so some of the jokes about Y2K and Star Wars Episode 1 will feel a little dated. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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McGruder has become a widely heard and respected commentator on race, politics, and entertainment. The cartoonist was born in Chicago but grew up in racially diverse Columbia, Maryland. The Boondocks first saw print in the student newspaper at the University of Maryland where he majored in Afro-American studies.

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