Santa Clarita Welcomes Award-winning Graphic Novelist DEBORAH A. FOX

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Santa Clarita, California Mar 20, 2024 ( – History buffs and adventure lovers have a reason to mark their calendars! On Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m., the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society co-sponsored by the City of Santa Clarita Public Library will present: “Santa Clarita’s Heroes of 1850.” This free event is at Old Town Newhall Public Library, 24500 Main St. Santa Clarita, CA 91321 (661) 259-0750.

The family-friendly presentation features a talk and artwork by Deborah Fox, author and illustrator of the award-winning graphic novel about pioneer hero William Lewis Manly, THE MAN WHO BEAT DEATH VALLEY.

Fox comments: “It is the 175th anniversary of Manly’s heroic trek to Santa Clarita. He was a humanitarian superhero who saved families from starvation, and early Santa Claritans played a key role in his story. Now more than ever, we need hero stories. “

The presentation will have a giveaway of the graphic novel to one lucky winner. Signed copies of THE MAN WHO BEAT DEATH VALLEY will be available for purchase for $20.


“An absorbing, exciting tale of perseverance, courage, and determination.” Kirkus Reviews

“In The Man Who Beat Death Valley: Based on the True Story of William Lewis Manly, Deborah A. Fox has crafted a wonderful tale of adventure and the struggle for survival that is made all the stronger and more emotional through the medium of the graphic novel.” San Francisco Book Review

“The judges appreciated Fox’s noble and respectful portrayal of the diverse inhabitants of the West.”

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About Deb Fox:

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