The Negro Travelers’ Green Book 1957: facsimile edition

This is a full reproduction of the 1957 edition of The Negro Travelers’ Green Book, the classic travel guide for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. 
List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″
Black & White on Cream paper
88 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404872
ISBN-10: 1936404877
BISAC: History / United States / 20th Century

California Negro Directory 1942-43

Where the Green Book was meant for the traveler, the World War II-era California Negro Directory was meant for the local community, full of business listings and fascinating ads for Black-owned and Black-friendly businesses, not just for various cities California, but for the states of Washington and Oregon as well. (The guide, which was apparently a just-Los Angeles product in previous editions, is still LA-centric, with Los Angeles listings taking up about half the book.) It also has White Page-style listings of the local inhabitants (such as the page 173 listing for “Robinson, Jack” – i.e., baseball superstar Jackie Robinson and his Pasadena home), and a Who’s Who guide of notables in the back (which, like many such guides, seems to have been influenced by who was paying for inclusion), and introductory notes by the Governor of California (“We have no poll tax in California,” he says, pushing how open the state is to Black citizens), the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the compilers of the book (Warren C. Vinston and Anita Grant, who note that the book “is not an achievement of the compilers but of the Race” and suggest that “Next to your Bible use it most.”)

Compiled by Warren C. Vinston and Anita Grant

List Price: $20.00
8.5″ x 11″ 
Black & White on Cream paper
246 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404834

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Two Little Nuns

Bill O’Malley’s TWO LITTLE NUNS launched a series of collection of nun cartoons that had America laughing through the 1950s and 1960s. Out of print for more than half a century, this very popular collection (six printings in its first year alone) is now back, ready for a new audience and those who want to look back on their past!
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″  
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404766
ISBN-10: 1936404761
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Nun Funnies!

What are black and white and read all over? Nun Funnies! 

Back before Sister Act, before Nunsense, before Sister Mary Elephant and even The Flying Nun, nuns were tickling our funny bones in cartoon form. Here, originally published by the Catholic magazine Extension, are hundreds of examples, one for each day of the year (no need to take Sundays off.) Really, as many nun cartoons as the average person will need in a lifetime, all by the talented Joe Lane!

List Price: $14.99
8.5″ x 11″ 
Black & White on White paper
136 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404773
ISBN-10: 193640477X
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

More Little Nuns

“More Little Nuns” was actually the first of the collections of Joe Lane nun cartoons, launching a series of books about nuns (and others about men of the cloth) that were popular in the 1950s and 1960s. This volume had preorders of over 50,000 copies when it was released. 
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404780
ISBN-10: 1936404788
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Nuns So Lovable

As the cartoonist for the Catholic magazine Extension in the 1950s, Joe Lane specialized in chronicling the lighter side of men and women in faith. With this collection, he shows his delightful take on the lives of nuns, as the sisters apply their sacred calling to the day-to-day world.
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″ 
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404797
ISBN-10: 1936404796
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Our Little Nuns

Remember the nuns from your youth? Some were sweet, some were harsh, all were special in their own way. Here are cartoons about the sweet ones, those who are living the sparse life with joy. These classic 1950s cartoons will bring a smile with their humor and another with the memories they evoke. 
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404803
ISBN-10: 193640480X
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Vale of Dears

Nuns teaching! Nuns on missions! Nuns out shopping! Nuns cooking dinner! This classic cartoon collection features nuns navigating the world in the way that only nuns can! 
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404810
ISBN-10: 1936404818
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

Yes, Sister! No, Sister!

The mighty Joe Lane specialized in cartoons taking a joyful look at nuns, as this 1956 collection highlights.
List Price: $7.99
5.25″ x 8″
Black & White on White paper
76 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404827
ISBN-10: 1936404826
BISAC: Humor / Topic / Religion

The Green Book: 1962 Facsimile Edition

This entry in the About Comics reprints of the Negro Motorist/Travelers’ Green Book series is a thick one, 128 pages filled with listings of hotels that African-American travelers could stay in, restaurants they could eat in, and shops that would serve them in 1962, when segregation legal and otherwise was still very much in place. This volume also includes articles on the fun of international travel and on New York City.

List Price: $8.99
5″ x 6.75″ (12.7 x 17.145 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
132 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404759
ISBN-10: 1936404753
BISAC: History / African American

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