Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Michael Martin


My boys have been reading quite a number of graphic novels of late.  Some quite good.  As my oldest was studying the underground railroad at school we stumbled onto Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad a Graphic History in the Graphic Library by Capstone Press.  WOW!!  We scooped up a few more; Nat Turner's Slave Rebellion, John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, and The Brave Escape of Ellen and William Craft.  These are really well done.  Each includes quotes from primary sources, has wonderful graphics, provides plenty of detail, and are "action-packed" as true graphic novels should be. I found these books wonderful supplements for my boys in helping to picture something they have never seen or can even fathom.  We are definitely going to be looking for other titles.  Check Our Catalog.

Cindy A., Circulation

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