What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel
Author: written by Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner; illustrated by Tim Foley
In this graphic novel adaptation of his bestselling collection of essays, legendary news anchor Dan Rather provides a voice of reason and explores what it means to be a true patriot.
Brought to life in stunning color by artist Tim Foley, What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel takes apart the building blocks of this country, from the freedoms that define us, to the values that have transformed us, to the institutions that sustain us. Rather’s vast experience and his unique perspective as one of America's most renowned newscasters shed light on who we were and who we are today, allowing us to see a possible future, where we are one country; united.
This book is part of the World Citizen Comics series, a bold line of civics-focused graphic novels that equip readers to be engaged citizens and informed voters.
In The News
"[Dan Rathers] decades as a reporter provide vivid jumping-off points to dissect issues from racism to war to homophobia... Rather and his collaborators’ work of clear-eyed optimism delicately threads American idealism and realism."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"This meticulously crafted volume distills Rather’s masterfully composed essays without sacrificing thought-provoking details, while Foley’s exacting artwork in a simple palette of red, white, blue, and black generates added nuance."— Booklist, starred review
"Rather’s firsthand accounts of moments like Watergate and the civil rights movement will appeal to readers interested in a nuanced look at recent U.S. history." — School Library Journal