Fight for Freedom by Susan Champlin
(Cartoon Chronicles of America)

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Bringing history into an engaging and kid-friendly graphic novel format, the Cartoon Chronicles series returns with a look at the Civil War. As the fighting comes closer to a Virginia plantation, a young slave named Sam escapes to search for his father, who's been conscripted into the Confederate army. Meanwhile, Sam's friend Annabelle, the plantation owner's daughter, must help run the plantation when her father dies. And that's no easy matter when soldiers from both armies want to use the plantation for their own purposes! Contains a prologue and an epilogue that separates fact from fiction.

 

About Susan Champlin

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Stan Mack has created documentary style comic strips (including Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies, which ran in the Village Voice for 20 years), graphic histories (including The Story of the Jews: A 4,000 Year Adventure), and children's picture books. Mack graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and is a former art director of The New York Times Magazine. www.stanmack.comSusan Champlin is a freelance writer and editor who has written for PBS, PBS Kids, Discovery Communications, and National Geographic Kid, and has been on the staff of some of the biggest magazines in the country, including People and Bon Appétit.
 
Published July 17, 2012 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 128 pages
Genres: History, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When the people in this graphic novel get into a fight, they go “ACK!” and “POW” and “G-R-R-R-R,” yet the book makes for surprisingly credible history.

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During the American Civil War, Sam and Annabelle live on the same plantation, but have radically different stations.

Jul 02 2012 | Read Full Review of Fight for Freedom (Cartoon Ch...

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