Do you sometimes find is harder to read books about real people, places, or events? Have you ever tried reading graphic novels that are about real life things? Check out the list below of graphic novels that tell the story of real life people, places, things, or events in history:
Chronicles the rise of Hip Hop music as it grew from the streets of New York City in the 1970’s to the rise of the emcee into 1981. Additional volumes will follow.
The Dust Bowl is a desolate time in American history, where the earth was so ravaged that dust storms terrorized the land. What was worse about this time, was that it was caused by man. Brown describes the causes and the life of that terrible time, as well as what we can learn to prevent this from happening again.
Renouncing wealth, ambition and comfort, Gandhi led by example, becoming one with the people he sought to free, facing imprisonment, hardship and humiliation while never raising his voice in anger. His strategy of nonviolent protest would become the model for the U.S. Civil Rights movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. and continues to change history throughout the world.
A graphic adaptation of the Gettysburg Address explains the events of the War, drawing on first-hand accounts from soldiers, slaves, and key figures and providing an understanding of the speech that marked America’s new path.
A memoir in graphic novel format about the author’s experiences as the son of Vietnamese immigrants who fled to America during the fall of Saigon describes how he learned his tragic ancestral history and the impact of the Vietnam War on his family while visiting their homeland years later.
This is the true story of three scientists who risked their lives for research that forever changed the way we think of primates- including ourselves.