Run For It: Stories of Slaves Who Fought for Their Freedom


Main Details
Date 2017-10
Location of Publication Seattle, WA
Genre History
Format Hardcover
Type Graphic Novel
Page Count 180
Language English
  • ISBN — 978-1-68396-049-2
  • Library of Congress Catalog Card Number — 2017938231
  • UPC — 9 781683 960492 52499
Notes Cover price: $24.99

2018 Eisner Award Winner: Best U.S. Edition of International Material

Run for It—a starkly stunning graphic novel by internationally acclaimed illustrator Marcelo d’Salete—is one of the first literary and artistic efforts to confront Brazil’s hidden history of slavery. Seen through the eyes of its victims, Run for It tells of ordinary slaves who rebel against their masters. Run for It’s vivid illustrations and magical realism engage the reader’s poetic imagination through stories of individual suffering caused by the horrors of slavery.

Originally published in Brazil—where it was nominated for three of the country’s most prestigious comics awards—Run for It has awed readers worldwide. These intense tales offer a tragic and gripping portrait of one of history’s darkest corners. It’s hard to look away.


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