The life story of Harriet Tubman—escaped slave, abolitionist, and champion of women’s rights—in graphic novel format.
Harriet Tubman: Fighter for Freedom! tells the inspiring story of a woman who not only escaped from slavery in 1849 but also risked her life to return to the American South in order to free others from bondage. This biography, told in graphic novel format, presents Tubman’s life in detail: her childhood on a Maryland plantation, her work with the Underground Railroad to help slaves escape to freedom, and her years as a champion of women’s rights. With colorful illustrations and historically accurate text, this entertaining account of Tubman’s life will inspire a new generation of readers with the true story of one of America’s greatest national heroes.
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.
Praise for the Show Me History! series: “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