Sapiens: A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization

Harari, N. Y.
This very engaging, colourful graphic history of humankind outlines how Homo sapiens took over the world 12,000 years ago and focuses on their shift from a nomadic life to the advent of the agricultural revolution and the consequences of that, including the development of empires, war, famine, disease, racism, and inequality. The work uses a variety of graphic forms to engage readers, including newspaper headings, admission forms, a travel brochure, and a play, as well as cameos by famous historical characters. Suitable for classroom use in whole or in part to encourage critical thinking and discussion of serious topics of race, religion, gender roles, slavery, and social hierarchy.
English Language Arts
  • 10-12