Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny. Filmmaker and author Michael Moore wrote the foreword to A Right to Be Hostile: The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder, from which the. Here’s the first big book of The Boondocks, more than four years and strips of one of the most influential, controversial, and scathingly funny comics ever to.

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A Right to Be Hostile

Books by Aaron McGruder. I started reading it as I transitioned from elementary or primary school to middle school or secondary school.

Aaron McGruder is a genius. Riley is the younger of the two grandsons and represents the ignorant apolitical wannabe thug stereotype. And how on earth can the most truthful thing in the newspaper be the comics? Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.

Jun 25, J. Aaron McGruder, care of his very bright, aggrieved and [therefore] cynical main character, Huey Freeman, tackles subjects such as street and state violence, the environment, learning needs, mental health, and even our mortality, with incredible insight and wit.

Dec 28, Joe rated it it was amazing. McGruder’s documentation of events from helps contextualize the cultural climate of To put it another way: Jan 10, Tammy rated it it was amazing Shelves: McGruder counts Breathed, Watterson, and Trudeau among his heroes, and I contend that he stands alongside them with the Boondocks.


As a foundational text, it provides insight into the earliest versions of Huey, Riley, and Grandad before the cast grew to the size seen on the final episode of the television series. Mar 24, Matt Sautman rated it it was amazing. See all 6 brand new listings. Other editions – View all A Right to be Hostile: Sep 01, Ryan Mishap rated it really liked it Shelves: With bodacious wit, in just a few panels, each day Aaron serves up – and sends up – life in America through the eyes of two African American kids who are full of attitude, intelligence and rebellion.

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

Dec 09, Jackie rated it it was amazing Shelves: He is a repository of radical left-wing politics and fundamentalist Black Nationalism and reading this book again has me seeing how much those two things clash. Though they are now a cartoon show, I really appreciate the comics for the enlightening, witty, intellectual social commentary that they are. I appreciate the truthfulness that he treasufy to subjects that may be taboo to some Robert Freeman is the grandfather of two boys that were orphaned due to bs up in South-Side Chicago.

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. Each time I read the strip, I laugh—and I wonder how rihht The Boondocks can get away with the things it says.

A Right to Be Hostile : The Boondocks Treasury by Aaron McGruder (2003, Paperback)

The majority of comics page offerings reflect the same one-note mentality that plagues so much network television. 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. Aug 29, Mehmet rated it it was amazing.


I think that it shows through as the supporting cast doesn’t get as much focus as they should, and some of the segments are highly repetitive. And just a the prologue says “the revolution wasn’t televised, it was the comic page”.

Feb 24, Reid rated it liked it Shelves: By the end of this book you will be bopndocks about issues you overlook each day even when they happen right in front of you. Jun 24, Mjhancock rated it really liked it Shelves: Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

Really smart and really funny just as good as the show! Minor variations on the themes and situations of the workplace Wacky coworkers!

He takes a stand. Considered in book form, it verges on overkill. You’ll be asking why are things the way they are today, and slowly as you become to form a sensible hypothesis through thinking and asking you will become less ignorant to things that happen, not only in the U.

Almost by definition, Aaron McGruder is preaching to the choir, and his message seems unlikely to win him any converts. Account Options Sign in. Nov 11, Marc rated it it was amazing. In three to four panel daily doses, his cynicism and insight are refreshing.

Feb 18, Ernie Corn rated it it was amazing Shelves: