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Review: ‘Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775′

Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775

Colonial Comics: New England, 1750-1775 Edited by Jason Rodriguez Fulcrum Publishing, $29.95 For ages 12 and up This anthology of 18 historical comic stories aims “to focus on the people and events that tend to get ignored in American history classes.” It’s an admirable goal, and one that succeeds, opening readers’ eyes to lesser-known but […]

Review: ‘March’ Book 3

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Volume One of March opens on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. John Lewis and Hosea Williams are leading the protesters and facing the state troopers. Hosea Williams turns to John Lewis and asks: “Can you swim?” “No,” answers John Lewis. “Neither can I,” says Williams. “Then we better pray.” This dramatic scene is powerful and stays […]

Review: ‘Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Alamo All Stars’

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I’ve read a number of short graphic novels about the Alamo. Those books were fine, but they were aimed at a school library market that was looking to cater to libraries needing accessible reads for assignment purposes. By no means did they spark the love of history like the Nathan Hale series generally does. While […]

Review: ‘Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor’

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When I was in fourth grade (and again in 5th grade), we had to read a biography and then dress up as the person we read about it to present it to the class. I remember this project well, because I dressed up as Eleanor Roosevelt for two years straight. (I also did my science […]

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales by Nathan Hale Vol. 1: One Dead Spy 978-1-4197-0396-6. 128 pp. Vol. 2: Big Bad Ironclad 978-1-4197-0395-9. 128 pp. Published by Amulet Books, 2012 Recommended for grades 5-8 “I regret that I have but one life to live for my country.” And with his famous last words, Nathan Hale, spy for […]