Nathan Hale

Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase in the tenth installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series by Nathan Hale! To celebrate the tenth book in the series, Nate will virtually take kids through a historical story while drawing scenes and characters on his iPad. Nate has a knack for telling true and unknown stories that have shaped American history, and the Haitian Revolution is a timely example.

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Discover the story of the Haitian Revolution and the Louisiana Purchase in this installment of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series!

The Louisiana Purchase (1803) is today seen as one of history’s greatest bargains. But why did Napoleon Bonaparte sell this seemingly prosperous territory? At the time, France controlled Haiti, and there, enslaved Africans were used to harvest sugar. But in 1791, Toussaint Louverture led the largest uprising of enslaved people in human history, the Haitian Revolution (1791–1804). Napoleon had originally wanted to use Louisiana for trade, but with Haiti out of his control, Napoleon’s dream of making a French empire in North America seemed doomed. So when Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe tried to buy New Orleans, Napoleon sold them the whole Louisiana Territory.

Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales are graphic novels that tell the thrilling, shocking, gruesome, and TRUE stories of American history. Read them all—if you dare!

Nathan Hale is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator of the Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series. He also wrote and illustrated the graphic novels One Trick Pony and Apocalypse Taco. Nathan lives in Orem, Utah, and you can find him online at

Event date: 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
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The Underground Abductor (Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales #5): An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781419715365
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Amulet Books - April 21st, 2015

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