Ocasio-Cortez, the book … and the comic book

Ocasio-Cortez, the book … and the comic book

And here you thought “the future of the Democratic Party” (in the words of DNC Chairman Tom Perez) was just a wind-up toy.

It turns out she’s so much more. She is celebrated in a new book fittingly titled “The ABCS of AOC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from A to Z,” which is written for children, and a comic book, which is not.

First the book. According to Publisher’s Weekly:

In [Jamia] Wilson’s introduction to this alphabetical paean, she explains that present-day politician and activist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (“AOC”), “may just be changing the rules of politics” for future leaders. The book succeeds mainly as a presentation of terms associated with civic engagement, among them democracy, feminist, and human rights. Several of the descriptions lack a clear connection to AOC’s biography (though back matter provides context) — such as, for immigration, “immigration is coming into a new country to live there permanently,” and for visionary, “a visionary is a creative thinker who imagines a different future.”

One has to wonder whether “s” is reserved for “self-deluded,” but then again that word probably exceeds the book’s intended reading level. It certainly exceeds AOC’s.

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Like the book, the comic book depicts Ocasio-Cortez as something she is decidedly not: a superhero. Titled “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Freshman Force,” the action adventure appears to be tongue-in-cheek. G Mart Comics, which sells the feature for $30 a pop, advertises the opus as a “satire that takes aim at Washington,” hailing AOC and company as “the most diverse group of freshman congresspersons in history.”

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