Thursday, September 27, 2012

Normandy: A Graphic History Of D-Day

As a high school teacher I can attest to the fact that it is getting hard and harder to get students to read books.  With the proliferation of the internet, social media, cell phones, I-Pads, laptops and other graphic based media students are no longer content to pick-up a book containing just words.

If it doesn’t have pictures and is not presented in short and concise info tidbits then they pass right over it.

Author and artist Wayne Vansant has created a new history ‘book’ that delivers both graphically and informational.  Normandy: A Graphic history Of D-Day is presented as a graphic novel with lots and lots of full color illustrations.

Accompanied by and intermingled with historical text the book successfully breaks down the Allied invasion of Hitler’s Fortress Europe into visually interesting moments and events complemented by text that explains what is going on.

By segmenting the invasion into parts, as seen by Allied and Axis forces, the book allows young readers to visualize what occurred.  They think they’re reading a ‘comic book’ but they are actually learning something.  Very clever.

Normandy: A Graphic history OF D-Day is published by ZenithPress and is available now.