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Run For It: Stories Of Slaves Who Fought For Their Freedom Hardcover – October 10, 2017
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“D’Salete uses his compelling images to move readers and to inform them. Overall, the book is an incredibly accomplished work of cartooning.”
- The A.V. Club
“D’Salete’s bold and graphic journey reveals that even if artistic expression can’t change the past, it can certainly convey it in a new, more accurate and generative light.”
- Huffington Post
“These gruesome tales offer a tragic but illuminating portrait of Brazil’s black origin. It’s hard to look away.”
“This graphic novel is a beautiful, brutal, and profound work of art that ensures that the legacy of brave men and women who refused to relinquish their humanity will not disappear.”
- Publishers Weekly
“Words are minimal, and the images live in a stark white world slowly being encroached upon by smudges of shadow. The image-intensive approach forces readers to slow down and take in the complex visual experience, which taps more deeply into emotion and renders the tales all the more accessible.”
“These brutal and tragic tales, reported through the eyes of the victims, lend context to the ongoing fight for individual liberties worldwide.”
- Library Journal
About the Author
Brazilian cartoonist Marcelo D’Salete is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo with a degree in fine arts. He is an acclaimed illustrator, professor, and historical author who lives in Italy.
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