History Professor Trevor Getz's Graphic Novel Wins National Award

Friday, November 21, 2014
Photo of Trevor Getz

SF STATE NEWS -- “Abina and the Important Men,” a graphic novel by Professor of History Trevor Getz based on the true story of an escaped slave who took her former master to court, has won the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association.

“Abina and the Important Men” tells the story of an escaped slave in West Africa who takes her former master to court.

“The goal of the book was to impact the teaching of history and help the discipline grow,” Getz says in an SF State News story. “I don’t think there could have been a more meaningful award for it to receive.”