This graphic novel is part two of a two part series about Turner’s infamous revolt. The absence of text to accompany the illustrations will appeal to readers as young as 5th grade. This absence of text also adds to the simplicity of the novel which would appeal to readers in grades 5-9, and especially those with learning disabilities. The illustrations do a good job at giving a visual depiction of the story. However, older readers will find the absence of text very frustrating. It is no doubt that the purpose of this graphic novel is for the pictures to tell the story, but that is not enough for advanced readers.
I searched on-line and in libraries for part one of this novel, but was unable to locate any copies. This would have been very helpful as I have heard about Nat Turner but never read an account of his life story. I recommend reading this book as an accompaniment to a history or civics lesson on Nat Turner, slavery, the Civil War, or the Civil Rights Movement, only after having read part one of the novel.