Friday, June 03, 2016
PC MAGAZINE -- Trevor Getz, professor at San Francisco State University, began with a graphic novel (now in its second edition) and now has a digital education app (iOS, Android). Both emerged from his original research. While that research found a home in customary academic venues — including his first book, “Slavery and Reform in West Africa” — Getz wanted to bring Abina's story directly to students by producing a serious historical work using a graphic form. Abina and the Important Men” emerged from his collaboration with South African artist Liz Clarke. Five years later, the text has been adopted by some 300 colleges and universities. Today, a complementary digital app is helping high school students and teachers discover Abina's story.