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Nat Turner ■ ■ BY K Y L E B A K E R

Revised version of the award-winning graphic novel S E LLING POINTS

Available now!

■■ Public interest in Nat Turner is at

PR AIS E FOR NAT TURNE R

an all-time high

“A hauntingly beautiful historical

■■ Nat Turner is the recipient of a

spotlight. A–” —Entertainment Weekly

2009 Harvey Award

“Baker’s storytelling is

■■ Kyle Baker is the illustrator of the

magnificent.” —Variety

award-winning graphic novels Why I Hate Saturn, King David,

“Intricately expressive faces and

and Birth of a Nation

trenchant dramatic pacing evoke the diabolic slave trade’s real horrors.” —The Washington Post “Baker’s drawings are worthy of a

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critic’s attention.” —Los Angeles Times

2-color illustrations throughout 208 pages, 6 × 9"

★ “Baker’s suspenseful and violent

Paperback with flaps

work documents the slave trade’s atrocities as no textbook can, with an

RIGHTS: WORLD

emotional power approaching that of

AVAILABLE NOW

Maus.” —Library Journal, starred review

GRAPHIC NOVEL • HISTORY • AFRICAN-AMERICAN INTEREST ISBN 978-0-8109-7227-8 ISBN 978-0-8109-7227-8 US $18.95  CAN $22.95 51895 9 780810 972278

ISBN 978-1-61312-257-0

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he story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion— which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton

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County, Virginia—is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster—a murderer whose name is never

AWARDS FOR NAT TURNE R

uttered. In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator

WINNER: Harvey Award, Best

Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and

Graphic Album of Previously

historically accurate story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion.

Published Work, 2009

Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the

“And on the 12 th of May, 1828 , I heard a loud noise in the heavens, and the Spirit

instantly appeared to me and said the Serpent was loosened, and Christ had laid down the yoke He had borne for the sins of men, and that I should take it on and fight against the Serpent, for the time was fast approaching when the first should be last and the last should be first.”

WINNER: Glyph Award,

reader as the brutal story unfolds.

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Kyle B a k e r

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Story of the Year, 2006 Kyle Baker has authored more than 15 graphic novels WINNER: Glyph Award, Best Artist, 2006 WINNER: Glyph Award, Best Cover, 2006 WINNER: Eisner Award, Best Reality-Based Work, 2006

and illustrated hundreds more in a career that extends over three decades. He is the winner of eight Eisner and four Harvey Awards, among others. A pioneer in the graphic novel format since the 1980s, Baker helped define and evolve the medium with works such as Nat ‘

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Turner, Why I Hate Saturn, and King David. Other titles include The Cowboy Wally Show; Truth: Red,

NOMINATED: Eisner Award, Best Limited Series, 2006 NOMINATED: Great Graphic Novel,

White & Black; and Birth of a Nation. Baker has lectured at Dartmouth, Howard University, the Library of Congress, and the School of Visual Arts,

Young Adult Library Services

and he regularly teaches homeless teens for the

Association (YALSA), 2007

City of New York.

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