Foundations of Chinese Civilization (Kobo eBook)
This is the only comic or graphic novel of its kind that addresses Chinese history both accessibly and accurately for all age levels.
Taps into librarians, educators, and parents who are looking for ways to get students and children reading about China, and who are often looking for such resources themselves too.
Not just an informative read though, this book is also full of gripping narratives about dynastic struggles, fierce battles, and colorful characters.
Non-fiction graphic novels like this book are increasingly seen as an effective means to get young adults reading. This can be the go-to graphic novel resource on China.
This is the first volume in a 5 volume series that will address the entirety of Chinese history; each volume works as a stand-alone title.
Already blurbed by Amy Tan, the author is a well-known figure in expat communities in China, having worked with The BBC, The Ford Foundation, and UNICEF, and has contacts in English-speaking media who will help promote.
A previous edition of a volume in this series published on CreateSpace was a 2012 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist in Graphic Novels and Comics and was featured on Jeremy Paxman's BBS Newsnight.