Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan

Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan

by Douglas Brode, Joe Orsak
     
 

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Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan tells the fact based story of the African-American woman who inspired the world famous folk song. In this graphic novel the adventures of Emily Morgan reveal the Texas war for independence through the eyes of a black woman who survived the Alamo and played an important part in winning the war. While the story of

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Yellow Rose of Texas: The Myth of Emily Morgan tells the fact based story of the African-American woman who inspired the world famous folk song. In this graphic novel the adventures of Emily Morgan reveal the Texas war for independence through the eyes of a black woman who survived the Alamo and played an important part in winning the war. While the story of Texas is told with attention to historical detail, the story of Emily is elevated to a romantic myth.

Editorial Reviews

The Lone Star
the story of Texas is told with attention to historic detail...the full color illustrations by Joe Orsak are very nicely done and he is an excellent artist/illustrator. This book has an 'EXCELLENT+' rating
SF Site
"I greatly enjoyed this graphic novel which tells the foundation myth of Texas in an appropriately traditional and direct fashion. It's very easy to imagine it as a John Ford western. In the love story of Emily Morgan and Deaf Smith, we are presented with a story of hope overcoming prejudice"
Library Journal
Emily Morgan, also known as Emily West, was a real woman of part African American descent who was involved in the Texas war for independence. Legend has it that she played a role in helping Sam Houston capture Mexican president Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto—this graphic novel fleshes out the legend into a heroic love story between Morgan and Erastus “Deaf” Smith. As described in the introduction, the historically detailed background includes some deliberate modifications. Orsak provides lovely and realistic color art. No nudity, but plot content refers substance use, attempted rape, and battlefield liaisons.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786445202
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/10/2010
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Douglas Brode is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, film historian, and award winning journalist. He teaches courses on various popular culture subjects at the Newhouse School of Public Communications, Department of Radio, TV and Film, at Syracuse University. The author of more than 35 books on the visual and performing arts, he regularly appears on national radio and TV shows as a special guest. Joe Orsak is a graphic artist from Syracuse, New York. He traveled the world as a youth, graduating from high school in Rome. He returned to the States for a degree from Syracuse University in 1974. While working in advertising he developed newspaper strips, comic books and graphic novels.

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