This graphic adventure tells the life of Harriet Tubman from the time she was born a slave on a Maryland plantation through the end of the Civil War. Everything she accomplished was in spite of a handicap: she was injured by a heavy weight as a little girl and had dizziness and blackouts the rest of her life. But that did not stop her from running north to freedom on the “Underground Railroad.” And it did not stop her from going back to the South to rescue other slaves. How many can she save before she is recaptured??? Read the Chester Comix adventure to find out!
* ABOUT THE AUTHOR -- Bentley Boyd graduated from Harvard University in 1990 with a degree in History and Literature. He has been a professional cartoonist for 15 years and is a passionate advocate for the use of the graphic novel format to enliven non-fiction material for young readers. Boyd lives in Williamsburg, Virginia, and makes full use of the surrounding historical resources to research, write and draw his books.
* ABOUT CHESTER COMIX -- Since 2003 Chester Comix LLC has offered graphic history adventures to young people. It currently has 28 titles in print reaching from Ancient Greece, Rome and Africa up to the Civil Rights movement in the United States in the 1960s; sample pages are viewable at www.chestercomix.com.
* APP FEATURES -- Panel by panel views; a story twice as long as the version that appears in the paperback comic "Wonder Women;" pop-up windows to websites that give more detailed information about the scenes in the story; scroll bar for fast page navigation in forward or reverse; app remembers last page viewed and takes you automatically there when you restart
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