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A Graphic Novel with a Message

Home of the Brave
Home of the Brave

Two local graphic novelists are working on an unusual project to raise awareness about human trafficking. Spencer Toyama and Jon Lewis start their book "Home of the Brave" with a protagonist who is sold into slavery. They say they were influenced by the work of Kathy Xian, Executive Director of the Honolulu non-profit The Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery.

Toyama and Lee have completed the first 30 pages, but need close to $12,000 to finish. The bulk of the money will go towards printing and shipping costs. For more information on how to help Toyama and Lewis, visit their Facebook page.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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