Read The First 5 Pages of RADICAL: MY YEAR WITH A SOCIALIST SENATOR

"I learned more about politics from Sofia Warren's brilliant graphic novel than from the 30,000 hours of political podcasts I listen to every week.” —Jesse Eisenberg

RADICAL: MY YEAR WITH A SOCIALIST SENATOR from cartoonist Sofia Warren hits your local book store on June 14, but Monkeys Fighting Robots has a five-page preview for our readers thanks to Top Shelf Productions.

About the graphic memoir:
Using the graphic memoir format, Radical: My Year with a Socialist Senator is a remarkable first-hand account of Warren’s experience embedded with Julia Salazar and her staff during their first year in office. From candid conversations and eyewitness experiences, Warren builds a gripping and intimate portrait of a scrappy team of community organizers battling entrenched power structures, particularly to advance Julia’s marquee issue of housing rights.

At every key point during the year — setting up an office, navigating insider politics, public pushback, testy staff meetings, emotional speeches, protest marches, setbacks, and victories — Warren is up close and personal with Julia and her team, observing, questioning, and drawing, as they try to translate their ideals into concrete legislation. Along the way, Warren works toward answers to deeper questions: what makes a good leader? What does it mean to be a part of a community? Can democracy work? How can everyday people make change happen? All these themes are explored — with nuance, compassion, and humor — in Sofia Warren’s remarkable debut.

Enjoy the preview below.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.

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