In the grand tradition of Rosenfield and Patton's Texas History Movies and the wonderful graphic novels of Jack Jackson, we now have Mike Kearby and Mack White's marvelous Texas Tales illustrated. Clear writing, great art, and solid history make for a winning combination that will delight and educate readers both young and old.
--Paul Andrew Hutton, University of New Mexico

Texas Tales is a historically accurate and refreshing approach to educating and entertaining readers of all ages on the Texas Revolution ...
--Stephen Moore, author of Eighteen Minutes: The Battle
of San Jacinto and the Texas Independence Campaign

Mike Kearby and Mack White have combined to produce a stunning illustrated history of the Texas Revolution. White's illustrations and Kearby's educational-filled text are a perfect mixture in making history exciting for today's students. The book features stories revolving around eight-year-old Enrique Esparza, a survivor at the Alamo, fifteen-year-old William Phillip King, the youngest defender to die at the Alamo, and ten-year-old Dilue Rose, who along with her father kept a journal during the Runaway Scrape. Finally...a graphic novel that parents won't mind buying for their children. Highly recommended."
--eRead Review

For some history may have been a dry subject, perhaps it still is--no longer once they've seen this arresting illustrated story of the Texas revolution for independence. White's drawings are bold, detailed, very much in comic book style, which is sure to capture the eyes not only of students but adults as well. Author Kearby relates the events vividly and accurately, reminding us of not only the hardships but perils faced by both Texians and Tejanos.

Opening with this note, "In the autumn of 1835, General don Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna dissolves the Federalist government of Mexico and places all government control into his own hands....," we visually join forces with the battle of the Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto.

Also included is a fascinating printed outline of the revolution including data re the Gonzales Mounted Rangers, the Texas Independence Convention, and more. Plus, readers will find a map of the San Jacinto Battlefield, and a copy of the Treaties of Velasco.

Originally prepared for use in 7th grade history classes Texas Tales Illustrated is not only a valuable contribution to history but a step in recognizing how visually oriented our young people have become.
--Gail Cooke



Become A Texas Tales Illustrated Sponsor

"Finally a graphic novel that parents won't mind
buying for their kids."
--eRead Review, April 2011

Texas Tales Illustrated has educators and parents excited. Using the highly popular graphic novel medium, Texas Tales Illustrated accomplishes the single most essential prerequisite for capturing the attention of young adult readers: that the characters appear genuine. Each illustrated page recreates true stories of young people who lived through the historic events of the Texas Revolution. Not only does Texas Tales Illustrated brings these stories to life, it also inspires children to read more

At Texas Tales Illustrated, our goal is simple. We want every Texas student to have the opportunity to access the rich history of our state in a proven format that makes reading comfortable and historical content understandable.

And it's easy to do.

Become a Corporate Sponsor. Corporate Sponsors need only purchase a class set (30 books @ $6.95 each plus shipping = $215.50) and then donate the books to your local school. And once you place your order, Texas A&M University Press Consortium will deliver the books to the school of your choice.

If your organization would like to share in our goal, you may place your order at this link, or you may contact Sharon Mills - at the Texas A&M University Pres Consortium with your order information, or call Sharon at
979-458-3994. (800-826-8911)

Become a Co-Sponsor. Co-Sponsor donations are pooled with other co-sponsored monies until 30 books are funded. At that time, Texas A&M University Press will ship the classroom set to a designated school.

If you would like to become a Co-Sponsor, please contact Sharon Mills - at the Texas A&M University Press Consortium, or call Sharon at 979-458-3994.

Become an Individual Sponsor. Individual Sponsors can purchase as few as one or as many as a class set of books. We ask our Individual Sponsors to donate a book to a local school, or a child, or a grandchild.

If you would like to become an Individual Sponsor, you may place your order at this link, or you may contact Sharon Mills - at the Texas A&M University Press Consortium with your order information, or call Sharon at
979-458-3994. (800-826-8911)

Thanks for your help in keeping our kids Reading
Texas History!

TCU Press
Fort Worth, Texas