Graphic Novel Thursday – on Friday

underground abductor

This week’s graphic novel is The Underground Abductor by Nathan Hale, part of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales graphic novel series. Reading this graphic novel reminded me of why I enjoy narrative nonfiction so much; you learn a ton about history without it being painful or boring. The Underground Abductor tells the story of Harriet Tubman, who of course I already knew something about.  But I learned so much more of her story, particularly her family life and childhood, from reading this book.  For example, I didn’t know that she grew up on the Eastern shore of Maryland, and that much of her family remained there until she rescued them later in her life. If you are interested at all in the Underground Railroad, or if you are looking for a stranger than fiction true story, give this one a try.  It’s good for grades 6 and up.

 

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