Jackie Ormes Named Best Book by Village Voice

by University of Michigan Press on December 12, 2008

Jackie Ormes by Nancy GoldsteinJackie Ormes: The First African American Woman Cartoonist by Nancy Goldstein has been named a Best Book of 2008 by the Village Voice.

“Jackie (nee Zelda) Ormes created four different newspaper-cartoon series that were nationally syndicated in Black American newspapers from 1937 to 1956. Her politically astute, elegantly drawn, and predominantly female characters were a bracing collective to the “coon and mammy” caricatures promulgated by many white cartoonists during those years. Ormes’s hitherto underexposed work is celebrated in this lavishly illustrated career biography.” Carol Cooper

Jackie Ormes has also been named an American Library Association Booklist Top 10 Biography of the Year.

Read more about the book at www.press.umich.edu/titleDetailDesc.do?id=150236

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