Over at Boston 1775, I’ve been exploring Road to Revolution!, a graphic novel for kids by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin published by Bloomsbury just in time for the new school year.
This comic novel (in both meanings of the term) uses a lively fictional story with dual protagonists—boy and girl—to relate the outbreak of the Revolutionary War.
My posts included:
- An overview of the book, and how it tackles the usual challenges of fiction in Revolutionary Boston.
- The authors’ use of real settings and pacing.
- Modern values on gender and class reflected in the text (and in educators’ responses to it).
- Facial hair, contemporary slang, and what this all has to do with Tintin.
I hear Mack and Champlin will be based in New York for the rest of the year, and are ready to talk at schools and libraries about researching history and drawing comics.