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Macmillan Children's Book

History Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad

Crossing the Divide

History Comics

Author: Andy Hirsch

History Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad

History Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad

$12.99

About This Book

Turn back the clock with History Comics! In this graphic novel, experience the great railroad race between Central Pacific and Union Pacific. Wealth and glory await whichever builds the longest...

Page Count
128
On Sale
10/25/2022
Age Range
9-13

Book Details

Turn back the clock with History Comics! In this graphic novel, experience the great railroad race between Central Pacific and Union Pacific. Wealth and glory await whichever builds the longest track!

In 1863, America is divided not just by the civil war but by months of travel over thousands of miles. Two railroad companies, one each from East and West, are given the task of connecting the nation by rail. Building this railroad will be a monumental undertaking, difficult and dangerous. The work falls to immigrant laborers from the lowest economic classes. They accomplish astounding feats of engineering while waiting for an answer: Will those who connect the country be accepted into it?

Imprint Publisher

First Second

ISBN

9781250794772

In The News

"Exhilarated readers will come away with clear enough pictures of the project’s costs and benefits to decide whether the one was worth the other. Suspenseful, grand of scope, and related with cinematic brio." —Kirkus Reviews

About the Creators

History Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad

History Comics: The Transcontinental Railroad

$12.99