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Harriet Tubman

Fighter for Freedom! (Show Me History!)

James Buckley, Jr., Izeek Esidene (Illustrator), John Roshell (Letterer), Cassie Anderson (Colorist), Cassie Anderson (Inker), Caitlin Like (Inker)

Hardcover

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Description

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery, helped dozens make it to freedom, and then became an abolitionist and women’s rights advocate. Here’s the remarkable life story of an American hero, told in an exciting graphic novel format.

Harriet Tubman lived an incredible life, one more heroic than any comic book superhero. In 1849 she escaped slavery for the first time. Then she headed back into the South, helping about 70 slaves find freedom on more than a dozen dangerous journeys along an elaborate abolitionist network called the Underground Railroad. Harriet Tubman: Fighter for Freedom! is the latest in the Show Me History! collection, previously featuring the stories of real-life American luminaries such as Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Like the rest of Show Me History!, and befitting her almost unbelievable life, Fighter for Freedom! is presented in full-color, graphic novel format—a long-form comic book.


Praise For Harriet Tubman: Fighter for Freedom! (Show Me History!)

Bunking the notion that history is dull, these titles in the Show Me History! series convey the lives of notable historical figures through colorful and spirited cartoons.
— Booklist

Portable Press, 9781645170730, 96pp.

Publication Date: December 29, 2020



About the Author

James Buckley Jr. is a prolific author of nonfiction for young readers, with more than 150 books to his credit (and still typing!). He is the author of more than a dozen titles in The New York Times' best-selling "Who Was...?" biography series, including the Wright Brothers, Milton Hershey, Betsy Ross, Jules Verne, and Blackbeard. Buckley has written more than thirty DK Readers on a wide variety of topics, plus two recent long-form bios of Adolf Hitler and Bonnie and Clyde for Aladdin Books. For Spring 2019, he created the first book in a new series for Aladdin—a bio of astronaut Michael Collins. Buckley is the co-author of Time Inc./Liberty Street's "X-Why-Z" series and wrote and produced the Animal Planet Animal Atlas for Liberty Street. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and the National Football League, he lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he runs a successful book producing company.

Izeek Esidene has nurtured a love for illustrating all his life. He is the artist on the StarGazers series and other client illustrations for Anomalous Comics Art Studio. A relative newcomer to the graphic novel medium, Izeek is interested in coming to the United States to further his career in comics. He lives in Lagos, Nigeria.

John Roshell is a co-founder of Comicraft, the lettering and design studio best known for pioneering the process of digitally lettering comic books. He has lettered thousands of comics for Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, Blizzard, and more; created hundreds of typefaces widely used in comics and video games; and designed loads of logos for franchises like the Avengers, Daredevil, Black Panther, and Angry Birds. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife Starshine, two boys, and a somewhat ugly dog.

Cassie Anderson is a freelance artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is the creator behind the webcomic-turned-graphic novel Extraordinary: The Story of An Ordinary Princess, as well as the artist and letterer on the Lifeformed series, a sci-fi YA comic about growing up and doing hard things set in an alien invasion. Both books are published by Dark Horse Comics. She also enjoys making journal and autobiographical comics about her life. When she's not drawing comics, Cassie can be found baking tasty treats or exploring the great outdoors.

Cassie Anderson is a freelance artist based in Portland, Oregon. She is the creator behind the webcomic-turned-graphic novel Extraordinary: The Story of An Ordinary Princess, as well as the artist and letterer on the Lifeformed series, a sci-fi YA comic about growing up and doing hard things set in an alien invasion. Both books are published by Dark Horse Comics. She also enjoys making journal and autobiographical comics about her life. When she's not drawing comics, Cassie can be found baking tasty treats or exploring the great outdoors.

Caitlin Like is a cartoonist and a member of the comics collective Helioscope Studios in Portland, Oregon. She is a former member of the XOXO Outpost and has worked on comics for Dark Horse and Oni Press, including Stranger ThingsAliensGhostMy Boyfriend is a Bear, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She has drawn or colored books for indie publishers Thrillbent, Augsburg Fortress, and Cave Pictures Publishing; and she took part in the anthology, Can I Pet Your Werewolf. Her current work includes working as a long-term colorist assistant to Trekker creator Ron Randall and colorist Dan Jackson, and self-publishing indie comics work through Kickstarter and Gumroad.