Our Fight, Our Time: a Graphic Novel of the Civil War

by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin

Sam was born in slavery, Annabelle was born in wealth.

They live on the same plantation, but in very different worlds. Now the Civil War is upending life as they’ve known it: Each of their fathers is pulled into the conflict, and armies from North and South have their eyes on Twin Oaks. As Sam faces life-threatening danger, he makes courageous choices. Annabelle casts off the rules she grew up with and steps in to take charge. The characters are fictional, but the realities of war blaze to life in this story of heroism, adventure, and unexpected friendship. The real struggles of the War are shown, and some of its major figures, like Clara Barton and Abraham Lincoln, put in appearances.

The book includes an afterword detailing the real people and historical events involved.

(Previously released as Fight for Freedom.)

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 120 pages, black and white
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996638
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996630
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 – 16 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.5 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x  9 inches

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The Pickpocket, the Spy, and the Lobsterbacks: a Graphic Novel of the American Revolution

by Stan Mack and Susan Champlin

A graphic novel that throws two teens into the excitement and tumult of the American Revolution, delivering the true story of the nation’s founding in an approachable and thrilling manner.

When Penny, the hard-working daughter of a tavernkeeper, meets Nick, an orphaned stableboy who lives by his wits (and a few “borrowed” wallets), opposites do not attract. But these unlikely partners don’t know that their lives are on the brink of change—of revolution—as England and the American colonies march toward war. While Nick and Penny are fictional, their adventures put them (and us!) in the thick of the action with the real-life heroes (including Paul Revere and George Washington) and battles (such as the Battle of Bunker Hill) that shaped a brand-new country.

This book ends with a guide to the real people and events that drive this fictional story.

(Previously released as Road to Revolution!)

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 125 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 194999662X
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996623
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 10 – 16 years
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.29 x 9 inches

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Revolting Rebels: a History in Comics of the American Revolution

Acclaimed cartoonist-author Stan Mack turns his humorously journalistic comics style on the events and characters of the American Revolution, creating a reader-friendly cartoon guide to the who, what, when, and why of the effort to end ties with Britain and create a new nation. Getting away from the simplistic all-patriotic takes, this graphic novel covers the battles, the arguments, and the very un-united set of people who somehow still managed to launch the United States. From the king to the commoners, the book uses a light, readable visual presentation for serious topics and real subtleties. Called “spectacular” by Publisher’s Weekly, given a starred review by Library Journal, and chosen as “New York Public Library Recommended Book” for teens, this lively graphic history demonstrates how the people and issues of a quarter of a millennium ago are not so different from those we deal with today, and how their impact is still felt.

(Previously released under the titles Stan Mack’s Real Life American Revolution and Taxes, the Tea Party and those Revolting Rebels.)

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 173 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1949996646
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1949996647
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.39 x 9 inches

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