Black Heroes of the Wild West: Featuring Stagecoach Mary, Bass Reeves, and Bob Lemmons: A TOON Graphic
This book, Black Heroes of the Wild West: Featuring Stagecoach Mary, Bass Reeves, and Bob Lemmons: A TOON Graphic, tells three stories of brave Black people from the late 1800s. Each of these people played an important role in shaping American history as well as popular culture.
These three people were all entirely new to me when I read this graphic novel. They are truly fascinating human beings and I can’t believe I had never heard of them before. One of the most interesting parts of this book was learning that Mary Fields, known as Stagecoach Mary, was such a generous woman that she opened restaurants and bankrupted herself twice giving away her meals. But even that didn’t change how well respected she was!
The stories are amazing, but what really makes this book come alive is the cartoon-style graphics throughout. It makes the hardcover book look like a comic on the inside and the true heroes of the American Wild West are shown as action heroes. The three stories are told separately as different chapters. At the end of the book there are a lot of facts about not only the characters in the book, but also about the Wild West in general.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes action or adventure as well as to anyone who is interested in American history. It is also a good book for people who are not great readers yet, because you can follow the story through the pictures.
|Author||James Otis Smith|
|Format||Hardcover Picture Book|
|Page Count||60 pages|
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