Friday, October 27, 2017

Alexander Hamilton THE GRAPHIC NOVEL (Whaa? ft. Disney Does American History)


Hello, earthlings and extraterrestrials.

I have decided that American History would be more interesting if it were primarily taught utilizing parodies of songs. More specifically, Disney songs.


Let's get down to business to defeat the Brits! Did they send me farmers when I asked for guns? or Lafayette singing There's a line where the sky meets the sea! It calls me! and no one knows how far it goes. Picture the Founding Fathers- Hey it's okay, it's okay, you're welcome! for the Declaration of Independence. And, my personal favorite, sung by the redcoats- Our coats are so shiny and red like a shiny lobster's back- cut us no slack, our guns are so shiny, the American armies will never be enough, we're too tough, Hamilton: you can try, try, try but you can't expect a writer to beat an empire-
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Sadly, no one has made a history curriculum based on Disney songs. Luckily enough, there are some genius out there who made it into a GRAPHIC NOVEL which is almost as cool.


Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential figures in United States history—he fought in the Revolutionary War, helped develop the Constitution, and as the first Secretary of the Treasury established landmark economic policy that we still use today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton has since been immortalized alongside other Founding Fathers such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson—his likeness even appears on the ten-dollar bill. In this fully-illustrated and impeccably researched graphic novel-style history, author Jonathan Hennessey and comic book illustrator Justin Greenwood bring Alexander Hamilton’s world to life, telling the story of this improbable hero who helped shape the United States of America. (via amazon.com)


EVEN BATMAN LIKES IT, MAN. It's really a rather excellent book. It comprises the entire LIFE of ALEXANDER HAMILTON into ONE GRAPHIC NOVEL. See, you're impressed. You can't help but be impressed.


Is there some language and suggestive content? Well.... okay, yes. There is. But! I was actually PRETTY OKAY WITH IT because it was all ACTUAL THINGS FROM HISTORY aka the real world. I RECOMMEND YOU BE 12+ BEFORE READING. All language was from actual historical quotations and texts, and there was nothing at all explicit. 


Look, I'm Alexander Hamilton! I'd rather be Lafayette, honestly, because he's like, the Batman of the Revolution-
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The artwork was beautiful and reminded me of Batman: The Long Halloween but that's probably because BTLH is the best. Now, I mean, comic books aren't for everyone?? I mean, I don't even read that many. I really enjoyed this one, though. The writing was also excellent and how they managed to convey so much history in one graphic novel is beyond me, man. 
"The United States' example of a form of government renouncing monarchy has lasted for nearly two and a half centuries. As a youth, Alexander Hamilton had risked his life to bring about a revolution. All the vigors of the years culminating in his death had been spent striving to prevent it. Like the nation builders and lawgivers he took as models, Hamilton now straddles history and myth." - Alexander Hamilton, Hennessey and Greenwood, pg. 168.
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ALSO IT LOOKS SUPER COOL ON MY SHELF. so patriotic. 

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I ENJOYED IT. and i don't even particularly like the musica- stop throwing things at me or I'll cut off your internet and coffee privileges. you don't wanna mess with me. I have conquered MANY realms before this one.

I received a free copy of this book via blogging for books in exchange for an honest review. all opinions stated are my own.


let it go, let it go, can't hold it back anymore, let it go, let it go, teabags on the ocean floor! I don't care what they're going to say... let the king rage on! Taxation was unfair anyway!

WELL THEN. See ya, kids.
Also read this excellent graphic novel.

DO YOU LIKE GRAPHIC NOVELS? was it like, blasphemous of me to use hamilton gifs when i'm not even hamiltrash? SHOULD ALL HISTORY BE TAUGHT IN SONG PARODY FORM? Do you have any ideas for parodies? TELL ME YOUR THOUGHTS.

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11 comments:

  1. I can't believe you have convinced me to get a history book. UGGG learning! Just kidding! I'll have to look into thisπŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜‚

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  2. I don't even listen to Hamilton or anything (except for when Emma is singing it every time we are together..) but honestly, your Disney song versions were amazing. I was smiling so big reading them. XD
    ~Jaclynn~

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    1. XD I listened to some once and was like, 'meh'.... but all school should be taught via Disney songs!

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  3. I love graphic novels! Actually, I can't really say that since I've never read one. But I love the IDEA of one. :P

    Ella Marie

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  4. yay! Hamilton is the BEST!

    Hailey
    www.haileyhudson.wordpress.com

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  5. I love graphic novels (Thanks to Wires and Nerves XD), and I love the musical. Idk maybe I'll get this book maybe not.

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    1. Wires and Nerve <3 and the musical is pretty good, I'll admit!

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