Tuesday, April 9, 2013


From Johnson County Library, Lackman Branch:

When author-illustrator Nathan Hale wrote his graphic novel Big Bad Ironclad! A Civil War Steamship Showdown, he made one huge mistake. After careful research and fact-checking, he used a map of the states in 1861 that incorrectly identified Kansas as part of the Confederacy.

When our librarians got in touch with Mr. Hale to set the record straight, he immediately offered to travel to Kansas for an Official Apology Ceremony to remedy his hazardous fail.

Nathan Hale will appear at 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 11 at the Lackman Library during the monthly Guys Read Book Club. After the Official Apology Ceremony, he will demonstrate his drawing techniques, explain how he creates graphic novels like Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales and share a bit of history.

The Library will serve refreshments and give away door prizes, and signed copies of Mr. Hale’s books will be available for sale. Help us accept his apology on behalf of the state of Kansas – everyone welcome! For more information, call (913) 826-4600.

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