Imprint:Top Shelf Productions
Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:9in x 6.5 x 0.87 in | 1.48 lb
Page Count:328 pages
· A MISSING PIECE OF THE CONVERSATION: We’ve all seen plenty of election/campaign stories, but when the story stops there, we miss the process of turning campaign promises into reality — so we keep getting disappointed. This book fills in the gap.
· TIMELY & TOPICAL: Across America and even abroad, major political parties are struggling with internal disputes between radical and centrist wings. And as we stare down the barrel of another eviction/foreclosure crisis post-Covid, the book’s key issue of housing justice will be urgently relevant nationwide.
· APPEALING TO BOTH WINGS: While ultimately supportive of the socialist senator, Radical will appeal to both leftists and centrists as they argue about idealism vs pragmatic reality. It’s a lifesaver not only for newly elected officeholders of all kinds, but also for citizen activists trying to make a real impact on officials.
· PRACTICAL LESSONS: We’ve passed through a cultural moment of “DO something!” and now must focus on the question: “do WHAT?” This book reveals specific tactics and logistics of how legislative work happens and how activists can effectively influence their legislators, including an accessible introduction to the philosophy of Community Organizing.
· HUMAN INTEREST: Far from a dry political analysis, Warren’s firsthand POV and interview-based approach keeps real human beings in the foreground: author/narrator Sofia Warren, Senator Julia Salazar, colorful members of the staff, local tenant activists, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and more.
“With confident character design and effective symbolic graphics…the result is part Schoolhouse Rock!, part participant-journalism, connecting a winding but hopeful thread between what Salazar’s team refers to as ’deep organizing’ and substantive change. For comics readers raised on the March series who may be contemplating voting for their first time (or considering their own political futures), Warren offers grounded inspiration.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Radical smoothly blends memoir, political reporting, and activist toolkit into an engaging read. Warren brings her strong New Yorker black-and-grey cartooning to bear, inviting the reader in… Younger readers—and many millennials—are likely to relate to the coming-of-age experience of learning while doing and may be heartened to learn that they aren’t alone in not knowing how everything in government works (or doesn’t).”