The Sons of Liberty

The Sons of Liberty

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Teenage runaway slaves with superhuman powers, a Hessian giant, the most evil slave owners imaginable, and Benjamin Franklin: this story of the Revolution blends fact and fantasy in an imaginative reinterpretation of a critical time in American history.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2010], ©2010
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780375956676
0375956670
9780375856679
0375856676
9780375856709
0375856706
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 La
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Walker, Steve 1978-
Lagos, Joseph

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A graphic novel telling the story of two runaway slaves who end up with strange powers after a run in with Benjamin Franklin's son.


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SPPL_János Mar 22, 2018

There are many graphic novels featuring superheroes, but not many with black protagonists, and surely none set in Colonial America. This unique story features two runaway slave boys who gain mysterious powers after Benjamin Franklin's resentful son subjects them to an evil electrical experiment. This origin story is choppy, but the original elements, historical detail and characters, and empowering message make me eager for further volumes.

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