Thursday, 10 January 2008
Legendary comics writer Marv Wolfman, creator of Blade and co-creator of The Teen Titans has won The National Jewish Council Book award for his Homeland: an illustrated history of the state of Israel
You can purchase the book from The Astral Gypsy book shop 120 four colour pgs £12.99
See his press release below.
I am very proud to announce that my book, HOMELAND, THE ILLUSTRATED
HISTORY OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, has just won the National Jewish
Council Book Award in the category of Children and Young Adult
Literature. Homeland details 3,500 years of Jewish history, from the
time of Abraham to the year 2007. It follows the history of the
Jewish people and their long struggle for their promised land. The
book took nearly three years to write. It is fully illustrated by
artist Mario Ruiz, Executive Edited by William J. Rubin, and
published by Nachshon Press.
Homeland has also received the Moonbeam Award in the Young Adult non-
fiction category, the USAbooknews award for History/Politics in the
adult category, and was also recognized as a 2008 Notable Book for
Teen readers by the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee for the
Association of Jewish Libraries. Homeland reaches all audiences from
children to adult and it does so in a vibrant format.
These are just a few of the reviews Homeland has received:
"Homeland is graphic nonfiction of the very highest quality."
Association of Jewish Libraries Magazine
"A welcome and enthusiastically recommended addition to personal,
school, and community library collections." Midwest Book Review
"A provocative, evocative look at Israel's history . . . a fest of
full-color photos and painted art illustrations." Dallas Morning News
"For those with little or no knowledge of Mideast history, Homeland
is a wonderful introduction." South Mississippi Sun Herald
"Can best be described as one of the greatest history text books ever
created . . . the educational value is limitless." Broken Frontier.com
"Wolfman's pen skills take adult and child alike into history with
ease. The art from the amazing hands of Mario Ruiz is a treasure."
"Explains and illustrates the reasons for the existence of [Israel]
in terms that Jews and non-Jews can easily understand." Cleveland
"I've never been able to understand the conflict in Israel/Palestine.
This book turned out to be something different." Sabrina's Reviews