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

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Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds.

This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker’s critically acclaimed miniseries together for the first time in hardcover and paperback. The book also includes a new afterword by Baker.

“A hauntingly beautiful historical spotlight. A-” —
Entertainment Weekly

“Baker’s storytelling is magnificent.” —
Variety

“Intricately expressive faces and trenchant dramatic pacing evoke the diabolic slave trade’s real horrors.” —
The Washington Post

“Baker’s drawings are worthy of a critic’s attention.”—
Los Angeles Times

“Baker’s suspenseful and violent work documents the slave trade’s atrocities as no textbook can, with an emotional power approaching that of
Maus.”—Library Journal, starred review

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From the Confessions of Nat Turner 0

I personally love Graphic Novels with historic value. Comics are more then just entertainment, they are a medium that blends the best from books and picture.  Like a book a well written comic can store so much knowledge, like a photo each panel can tell a million words without saying anything.  Nat Turner is one of these graphic novels.  Yeah he did. What I love about Kyle Baker is he understands the medium extremely well since he can write, draw and now publish his own work. Nat Turner is ano...

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