Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts by Rebecca Hall

Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts

Rebecca Hall with Hugo Martínez (Illustrator)

208 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

nonfiction graphic novel history informative reflective medium-paced


The Story of WakeWomen warriors planned and led slave revolts on slave ships during the Middle Passage. They fought their enslavers throughout the Americas. And then they were erased from history.This graphic novel tells the story of one woman’s q...

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challenging 64%
reflective 58%
sad 47%
dark 46%
inspiring 21%
hopeful 11%
tense 11%
adventurous 6%
mysterious 1%


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