Who Was Accused in the Salem Witch Trials?: Tituba: A Who HQ Graphic Novel highlights one woman’s story during the Salem Witch Trials. We focus on Tituba, the slave woman who was accused of bewitching the children she oversaw. It does not go deeply into the situation (the trial, her time before the accusation, the jail, etc.) but focuses on Tituba’s role in the events, and some of the more important details, on a point-by-point basis. There are historical information side boxes that will give you some things about a person mention, event, or action. But it is written as a fictionalized story.
Insha Fitzpatrick based this story with the focus on how Tituba was innocent and a victim of her race and the general opinion of women, women of color and slaves. Fitzpatrick gives a little background about Tituba, her husband and daughter (both of whom I have not read about before this graphic novel). Of course, do to lack of documentation what happens to the family after the Witch Trails is sparse to nothing.
Rowan MacColl’s illustrations also are used to highlight the information in that section. Having read this online via Edelweiss, I am not sure how the final imagery will be, but they do seem to be modern and well done. Due in September 2023, I want a final copy to see it is completed.
Also coming in 2023 is the Dalai Lama. Currently available are Michael Jordan, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Waud (Civil War), Muhammad Ali, Cesar Chavez, Rosa Parks, Neil Armstrong, and Joan of Arc.
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