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Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales: Treaties, Trenches, Mud and Blood

by Nathan Hale. New York, NY: Amulet Books, 2014

Tells all about World War I from what led up to it, to the parties involved, their weapons, even their helmets. The background leading up to the war, the ravages of war and the after-effects of the war are clearly and sensitively relayed through the interplay and text and image vis maps, description, and visual and verbal metaphor.

New York Times bestseller.

See how to use this book to teach the importance of background information and knowing the audience when writing (pages 119-121) in Worth A Thousand Words: Using Graphic Novels to Teach Visual and Verbal Literacy.

Grades 4+

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