As a young boy, Captain John Brown swore he’d dedicate his life to the struggle against slavery. He embarked on a mission, along with his brood and like-minded fellow Americans, to be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian and to the liar-- a THUNDERBOLT!
From author and illustrator, Wilfred Santiago, creator of the New York Times best selling graphic novel, Michael Jordan: Bull On Parade, and 21: The Story of Roberto Clemente, comes Thunderbolt: An American Tale.
19th century. Old John Brown, a white American man, is on a mission from God to eliminate slavery from US soil by hook or by crook. Some call him a terrorist and a madman, others, a hero, a martyr and a prophet. He assembled a motley crew of 21 men to raid a government armory, with the end goal of arming and abetting black slaves across the south to rise against their masters. However, unexpected events thwart the original plans, and the raiders are surrounded and trapped by a hostile town, leaving them no choice but to surrender or stage a final confrontation against the US military.