Saturday, July 24, 2021

Martin recommends "Charlie Brown's America"

If you think the classic comic strip featuring Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Charlie Brown and the rest of the gang was just for children, this book will prove very enlightening.  In Charlie Brown's America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts, history professor Blake Scott Ball details how comics legend Charles Schulz tackled topics of gender, religion, racism, the Vietnam War and the environment all within the confines of his daily four-panel strip.

Recommended for those who like to dig deeper into their pop culture and those who grew up with the Peanuts strip which ran for over six decades in newspapers in America and around the world.

Adult / Nonfiction

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