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Her story, which has varied in the telling over the past 175 years, reveals the Texas war for independence through the eyes of a black woman who survived the Alamo and played an important part in winning the day and the war at San Jacinto a month and a half later. Though the story of Texas is told here with faithful attention to historical detail, the story of Emily is elevated to a romantic myth that will engage readers of all ages.
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The Yellow Rose of Texas
Author Douglas Brode and illustrator Joe Orsak are in the process of completing YELLOW ROSE OF TEXAS, a graphic novel which will relate the legend of Emily Morgan, the African-American woman who inspired the famous folk song. The book will be published early in 2010 by McFarland Press.