Best Editorial Cartoons of the Year Paperback – January 31, 2007
by Charles Brooks (Editor)
Worldwide terrorism, the escalating conflict in Iraq, and a Democratic sweep of Congress added to the travails of a beleaguered Bush administration and generated a fountain of political commentary in 2006 from editorial cartoonists across the land. This volume, the 35th annual edition in an acclaimed series showcasing the editorial cartoonist’s art, examines those issues and dozens of others in the works of more than 160 leading editorial cartoonists in the United States and Canada. Every point of view on the political spectrum is represented in these 425 cartoons-conservative, liberal, and middle of the road, along with various shades in between.
From School Library Journal
Adult/High School–The Pulitzer Prize and other annual award winners for editorial cartoons open this collection of 425 images. Despite the cover art depicting History reminding us not to repeat the events of September 11, 2001, the cartoons are a visual year in review from 2006 publications. Provocative and challenging, they are laid out in thematic groups and reflect a balance of political views. Topics include presidential politics, elections, global warming, and bird flu. Both national and international issues are covered. A brief context for each theme is presented; however, the editor does not provide analysis or interpretation of individual entries. A list of past award recipients is included. This collection has great potential to enrich government or current-events curricula, but as an annual, it may not be practical for smaller collections.–Meg Canada, Hennepin County Library, MN
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“Charles Brooks edits every year a charmer of a volume . . . ” — —Marilis Hornridge, Rockland (ME) Courier-Gazette
Series: Best Editorial Cartoons
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing; 2007 edition (January 31, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces