Black Cotton Star: A Graphic Novel of World War II

Black Cotton Star: A Graphic Novel of World War II

by Yves Sente, Steve Cuzor


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A Revolutionary War-era secret sends three soldiers on an epic quest across 1940s Europe to recover a piece of American history.

Philadelphia, 1776: George Washington asks Betsy Ross to design the first flag of the future United States of America. Her housemaid, Angela Brown, adds to it a secret tribute to the black community: a black cotton star that she slips under one of the white ones.

Dover, 1944: A soldier named Lincoln receives a letter from his sister back home that reveals Angela Brown’s memoirs, and wonders if the star that she mentions truly exists. His superiors seem to think so. In light of this revelation, Lincoln and two other African-American soldiers set out on a dangerous mission, ranging from liberated Paris to the snow-covered Ardennes, seeking answers—and the ultimate prize.

Black Cotton Star is a magnificent war drama, unfolding a fictional tale of struggle, resilience, and sacrifice with themes that resonate deeply in a divided modern-day America.

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ISBN-13: 9781643132051
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 06/02/2020
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,232,157
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Yves Sente has worked with cartoonist André Juillard on La Machination Voronov, a new entry in the acclaimed Blake and Mortimer series. His most recent projects include His Name Was Ptirou, which recounts the origins of the character Spirou, and Black Cotton Star. He lives in Belgium.

Steve Cuzor is the creator of Black Jack (published by Casterman) and has also collaborated on Quintett with writer Frank Giroud. He lives in France.

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