What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel (World Citizen Comics)
Dan Rather and Elliot Kirschner’s graphic novel What Unites Us comes at a fitting and relevant time when our nation is so deeply polarized. What is normally viewed as a boring and dry subject of history and civics lessons becomes lively and engaging with the art by Tim Foley. In his book, Rather discusses what it means to be patriotic and what our society needs in order to come together. This graphic novel packs a lot of facts, history, and some of Rather’s life lessons. Unlike other graphic novels, you won’t be able to finish this in one sitting because there’s a lot to digest. Rather’s views and writing are very thought-provoking, fair, and balanced. Maybe it’s because Rather is an experienced and distinguished journalist, but I am amazed that he was able to write about politics but not come off as political. I think this book deserves to be read in every middle school and high school. I also highly recommend the other graphic novels in the World Citizen Comics series to both young teens and adults to learn more about our government and its complex history.
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