Recognized #2

The NYCDOE Civics for All and Social Studies teams collaborated with Good Trouble Comics to create Recognized #2, a two-part LGBTQ+ graphic history intended for high school students. 

There are two stories found in Recognized #2, “Sing Out,” a story about Bayard Rustin, and “Worst Enemy,” a story about Larry Kramer. 

The Civics for All Comics Group develops social studies and civics comics as companions to several of our resources. This graphic history is based on two profiles found in the New York City Department of Education’s Hidden Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories in United States History. The two comics include fictional characters, semi-fictional settings, and a great deal of historical facts and details about significant LGBTQ+ figures from our past.

Good Trouble Comics is a creative nonfiction team led by Andrew Aydin (co-author of the March trilogy), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Wonder Woman), Matt Fraction (Hawkeye), Val De Landro (Marvel Knights and X-Factor).

“Sing Out” was created by Clay Cane Art, Nicholas Orr, Marissa Louise, and Joshua Reed. “Worst Enemy” was created by Clay Cane, Elléa Bird, Marissa Louise, and Joshua Reed with a cover by Chris Visions.

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