Gilbert Hernandez is a cartoonist and creator of the “Heartbreak Soup” stories collected in the “Love and Rockets” comic book series.
Like the alt-right today, the Klan was never a political party, but it wielded sizable influence in politics. Klan members or Klan-endorsed politicians held the governor’s office in Oregon, Texas and Colorado; it controlled mayor’s offices from Portland, Me., to Portland, Ore.
HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The Economist and other titles from Britain, Australia, France and the United States.
Six new paperbacks to check out this week. BLOOD AT THE ROOT: A Racial Cleansing in America, by Patrick Phillips. (Norton, $15.95.) Forsyth County, Ga., drove out its African-American population in 1912 after the unsolved murder of a white woman, and stayed all-white for 80 years.
In her National Book Award-winning memoir in verse “Brown Girl Dreaming,” Jacqueline Woodson hones in on the idea that dialogue inspires understanding; throughout the book, Ms. Woodson urges readers, over and over, to listen.