Run for It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom

Fantagraphics Books
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Run For It ― a stunning graphic novel by internationally acclaimed illustrator Marcelo d’Salete ― is one of the first literary and artistic efforts to face up to Brazil’s hidden history of slavery. Originally published in Brazil ― where it was nominated for three of the country’s most prestigious comics awards ― Run For It has received rave reviews worldwide, including, in the U.S., The Huffington Post. These intense tales offer a tragic and gripping portrait of one of history’s darkest corners. It’s hard to look away.
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About the author

Brazilian cartoonist Marcelo D'Salete is agraduate of the University of Sao Paulo with a degree in fine arts. He is an acclaimed illustrator, professor, and historicalauthor who lives in Italy.

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Publisher
Fantagraphics Books
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Published on
Oct 11, 2017
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Pages
180
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ISBN
9781683960492
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Language
English
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Genres
Comics & Graphic Novels / Historical Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels / Literary
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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