Friday, December 4, 2009

Guest Blog Post: Where'd You Get Those by Bobbito Garcia

Where’d You Get Those? is Bobbito Garcia’s sociological thesis on sneakers. Part history, part fashion, this oversized volume details New York City sneaker culture from 1960-1987. The 264-page magazine style book is organized chronologically by era. Each section is rich with lively anecdotes, photographs (mostly taken by Mr. Garcia) and vintage advertisements of the times. Mr. Garcia’s writing is an exemplar of voice, cultural capital, and the many journalistic functions of literacy. His book can be used as supplemental text in English, Literacy, Creative writing, Gym and Art classes. Where’d You Get Those? also makes a great addition to a classroom library during independent reading time. --L.A. Gabay

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