The big Fresno County Civil War Reenactment is coming up October 18-19. This would be a great story for kids to read to get ready for it. 🙂
Returning from my long absence with a brief splash of a review for:
I just read Nurse, Solder, Spy for a nonfiction picture book course and was fascinated by the story of a young Sarah Edmonds who impersonates a boy so she can enlist in the Union Army. Moss writes with the urgency of a war reporter, and Hendrix’s pen and ink illustrations with their blue and gold/orange/yellow acrylic washes suit the era well.
The varied and sometimes hand-drawn typography can be startling—in a good way. For example, when a Confederate soldier hollers:
“YOU THERE, BOY!
WHO DO YOU BELONG TO?”
the question fills half the spread, bringing home to the reader the awful nature of slavery. In his artist’s note, Hendrix explains that he took some of the typefaces from posters of that era.
My son and husband sat spellbound as I read them the story. After impersonating…
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