Sunday, July 11, 2010

Anne Frank Graphic Novel: "Diary of Anne Frank" Becomes Graphic Novel

An Anne Frank graphic novel could become available in the near future. "The Diary of Anne Frank" is a historical tale of what happened to a young Jewish girl during WWII.   The story is not sugar coated and is a book used in many history curriculums in high schools and colleges around the country.

Some would venture to say that a graphic adaptation of such a story is inappropriate.  However, this wouldn't be the first time that the creators of the graphic novel have created such a piece based in history.  Ernie Colon and Sid Jacobson are the American graphic novelists who created The Diary of Anne Frank, and they are bet known for their best selling graphic novel The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation which can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at by clicking the link.

Anne Frank, for those who don't know, died at the age of 15 - during the war. She had Typhus and passed away after being transferred to a concentration camp in Germany.

The graphic novel based on her story will be 160 pages in length.  It's already for sale in the Netherlands, and will be available in the US in September of this year.  You can pre-order the novel below at

Whether or not you think that "The Diary of Anne Frank" in graphic novel format is appropriate or not, it will be released.  The target audience is anyone aged 14 or over who loves graphic novels.  Perhaps if this is a success, more historical stories can be put into this format so that more and more teens are willing to learn about history.

1 comment:

  1. I have read a lot of reviews about this new title, and I think it's great that this important biographical story will be brought to a new audience through the graphic novel medium.

    I work for a graphic novel publisher called Campfire and, amongst other things, we are publishing biographies of eminent personalities from history.

    If you'd like to have a look, please go to or contact me -


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