Books: Non-Fiction

Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling

Book — Non-fiction. By Marc Mauer and Sabrina Jones. 2013. 128 pages.
Based on the popular book Race to Incarcerate, this graphic adaptation is a key resource to introduce a study of U.S. prison system to middle school readers and above.

Themes: African American, Criminal Justice & Incarceration, Democracy & Citizenship, Economics, Social Class

Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling is the perfect antidote to the silence in textbooks about the prison-industrial complex in the United States. In graphic novel format, facts and history of the criminal injustice system are made accessible for grades 7 to adult.

The New Jim Crow author Michelle Alexander writes in the foreword,

Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands. . . . I hope you will use this book as a tool for consciousness-raising, organizing, and advocacy. The time is long overdue for America to wake up and face the truth about the human rights nightmare that is occurring right here, right now, on our soil.

ISBN: 9781595585417 | The New Press