First Second History Comics: World War II: Fight on the Home Front
First Second History Comics: World War II: Fight on the Home Front

History Comics: World War II: Fight on the Home Front

By Kate Hannigan


Publication Date: October 31, 2023

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Ages 9 to 13

Turn back the clock with History Comics! In this volume, learn how millions of Americans joined the fight by working assembly lines, growing vegetables, and collecting scrap metal during World War II!

When we think of war, we often focus on the battlefields. But the homefront contributes to the fight too! During the war years of 1941 to 1945, Americans did whatever they could to support the troops and defeat the Nazis.

Who knew that saving bacon fat could help win the war? Or skimping on sugar? While millions of soldiers ship out to fight on battlefronts in Europe and the Pacific, millions of men, women, and children step into new and exciting roles in cities and towns all across the United States. Four curious kids take us into factories, farms, and even kitchens to show what the fight on the homefront looks like up close!

About the Author

Kate Hannigan used to work for daily newspapers, but now she writes fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Her work includes a historical fantasy series for middle-grade, Cape; the historical mystery The Detective's Assistant; a picture book biography of Belva Lockwood, A Lady has the Floor; and the debut title of the History Comics series, The Great Chicago Fire.

Josh Rosen is a Toronto-based cartoonist who has done illustration work for magazines, animation projects, documentary films, and tabletop roleplaying games, as well as a slew of small-press comics work. His first graphic novel, The Good Fight (with author Ted Staunton), was long-listed for the City of Toronto Book Award.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 128 pages

Publisher: First Second

Publication Date: October 31, 2023

ISBN: 9781250793348

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