A Right to Be Hostile is the Third book in The Boondocks Comic Strip has pages and was released in September 23, The Boondocks A Right. Filmmaker and author Michael Moore wrote the foreword to A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder, from which the. And, so, reading A Right to be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury in feels more familiar than it should. Some of the conversations are dated.

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Their grandfather receives the boys’ inheritance money and combines it with his retirement money to move them out of the South-Side to Woodcrest a fictionalized version of one of Chicago’s many white suberbsand hence the series’ name Though that back-story itself could have warranted a series. Jul 06, tiffany ben rated it it was amazing. Other editions – View all A Right to be Hostile: Do a Queens issue — or better yet, the Bronx! His younger brother Riley is a product of current “gansta rap”, which gets him in trouble with the neighborhood adults and causes may confrontations between his backside and his gandfather’s leather belt.

Robert Freeman is the grandfather of two boys that were orphaned due to growing up in South-Side Chicago. The majority of comics page offerings reflect the same one-note mentality that plagues so much network television. I Just wish the publisher would collect every Boondocks comic strip and put it into one oversize boomdocks hardbound collectable edition then let me know it exists so I can buy it and put it next to my Calvin and Hobbes.


I would definitely hand this to the kid who is developing a critical consciousness, and some strips are perfect for starting discussion.

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Newton and his younger brother Riley, a young want-to-be gangsta, the strip explores issues involving African American culture and American politics. Jan 06, Dave rated it it was amazing.

In the intro, the author states that he did not enjoy writing the strip for most of its run and loves the excellent adult swim show. And then I just picked it up to finish it, which became a trip down memory lane. Want to Read saving…. Each time I read the strip, I laugh—and I wonder how long The Boondocks can get away with the things it says.

Dec 05, Rekara-Neal rated it it was amazing. No trivia or quizzes yet. As a foundational text, it provides insight into the earliest versions of Huey, Riley, and Grandad before the cast grew to the hostlie seen on the final episode of the television series. For those of you whose papers may not carry the strip, a brief summary: This is the first of Aaron McGruder’s series of “Boondocks” comic books.

I like the strip in both incarnations, and I appreciate that McGruder can preach and still get a joke in every strip. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury

Apr 25, Ben rated it it was amazing Shelves: They made me reconsider the perceptions I have of how race plays into every aspect of American society and especially the danger of taking related images in the media for granted. By the end of this book you will be thinking about issues you overlook each day even when they happen right in front of you. McGruder also tackles some American racial issues that you’re probably not going to see dealt with in the same manner or degree anywhere else.


Lists with This Book. I’m glad I had the Boondocks in high school and I’m glad to be rereading it now.

A Right to Be Hostile

Books by Aaron McGruder. Account Options Sign in. Always hilarious and deeply relevant. While not as good as all-time great strips like I thoroughly enjoy the Boondocks. Paperbackpages.

A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder

Jul 30, Kajah rated it it was amazing. I thoroughly enjoy the Boondocks. I will hosrile this by introducing the main characters. It’s a shame his daily strip was abandoned for his cartoon which is late with its second season.

Selected pages Title Page. Ultimately, The Boondocks plays better on the daily comics page than it does in collected form. At the time and now, the political parts resonate with me, but as I am older and wiser the criticisms of culture, especially the Black Nationalist critique of nearly everything to do with African-American culture rubs me wrong. Jan 10, Tammy rated it it boonddocks amazing Shelves: Huey Freeman is my soulmate.