Bill Ayers' name became common coin during the 2008 presidential election, with Barack Obama's campaign railroaded into answering questions on his tenuous connection to the radical leftist-turned-university professor. The grim specter of this TERRORIST MENTOR dominated the political narrative for a month, and then Tina Fey turned in the defining role of her career. Ayers, clearly operating on the maxim that any publicity is good publicity, has decided to use the last of his 15 minutes to greenlight a graphic-novel adapatation of his 1993 memoir To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher.
Teacher's College Press has reached an agreement to publish two graphic novels documenting Ayers' academic career. TCP editor Meg Lemke called the comic “well-written and drawn, serious
but still funny and inspiring,” comparing it to Marjane Satrapi's lauded Persepolis. "[To Teach]
is a popular course adoption text and we think the graphic adaptation
will pair with this for courses at the high school as well as college
level, and become an even more widely loved 'gift book' for aspiring
progressive teachers and anyone working with youth.”
AJ Schnack: Weather Underground documentary director on William Ayers
YouTube: Bill Ayers interview
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