Important events in our countrys history, such as the Civil War and the civil rights movement, are also part of African-American history. Key figures and events in African-American history take center stage in each illustrated volume. The bold and dynamic graphic format changes how standard biographies and history books are often perceived. Reluctant readers will dive right into these books and be eager for more information. The comic book format allows readers to truly engage with this important part of American history. Through visual retellings of real historic events, readers will finish each title with a more complete understanding of African-American history. Each title also features short biographical sketches of the main characters and a timeline to highlight key events.