This graphic novel tells the tales of three female primatologists- Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas. It shows how they got into this male-dominated field, the challenges they faced, and how their dedication helped them become some of the top names in science. The author’s note mentions the need to condense certain parts to give the three intertwining stories an arc. Highly enjoyable but there were a few panels that were hard to understand.
Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick team up again for another nonfiction picture book biography, this time focusing on Walt Whitman’s life as he becomes the poet of the people and a strong supporter of the troops. Includes extensive author and illustrator notes as well as a selection of poems excerpted in the story proper. Of course, Brian Selznick delivers another visual treat.