Set during the confusion following the terrorist attacks of September 11, the story begins when a history teacher asks his students to write a report based on an interview with someone who has a different viewpoint from their own. As they fan out into the community and encounter people of diverse backgrounds, opinions, and prejudices, the teens quickly realize that the story cannot be reduced to simple dichotomies of good versus evil or us versus them.
About the Author
Oliver Chin has dedicated his career to publishing and media communications. Graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Social Studies, he concentrated in Popular Culture and Mass Media. Formerly the editorial cartoonist for The Harvard Crimson, he has drawn for numerous publications such as Asian Week, Consumer Action, Street Sheet, New Mission News, and the San Francisco Call. Called a “comics expert” by the San Jose Mercury News, he is a columnist for Comics and Games Retailer and Comics Buyer’s Guide. He lives with his wife and son in San Francisco.
Praise for 9 of 1: A Window to the World…
"One of the best 'info-' or 'edu-comix' I’ve read … for readers who are intelligent and interested in looking more deeply at a complicated event and its global repercussions."
—Phoebe Gloeckner, author of The Diary of a Teenage Girl
"[Chin has] done a lot of people a great service by filling in as much as possible with the history of people, places and cultures as you can in this format ... It deserves to be read by everyone."
—The Comic Book Network