Book Cover Friday: Anumpa Warrior by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer

Hi, SE Readers. Hope all of you who live in the USA had a Happy Thanksgiving. Many spend today shopping, taking advantage of all the Black Friday deals. Good luck!

For those of you who, like me, are staying home and taking it easy, it’s time for another book cover share. I chose Anumpa Warrior by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer.

There are several things I like about this cover. The first thing that attracts my attention is the soldier. I’m usually not fond of using people on book covers, but in this case, it fits. Without even knowing what the story is about, I can tell this person is Native American and is a soldier. The uniform tells me he likely served during the First World War.

There is a sense of urgency on his face as he attempts to relay a message. At the same time, he is alert to additional enemy attacks. The background tells me a battle or battles were recently fought in the area, due to the destruction of the building.

I also like the font used in the title and the author’s name. If I’m not mistaken, the font name is Felix Titling. Although Sans Serif is popular now, this font doesn’t go overboard with stroke projections. The choice of white lettering makes the title stand out against the backdrop. At the same time, the texture keeps it from looking too plain.

Next, I’d like to call your attention to the header. It tells me right away the book is about Choctaw Code Talkers and is set during World War I. A sans serif font was used as well as a darker color, which gives contrast to the title font.

Last are two simple words, “A Novel.” This lets readers know the book is historical fiction. A combination of the serif font used in the title with the darker color helps to set those words apart.

Overall, I think the designer did a great job.

21 thoughts on “Book Cover Friday: Anumpa Warrior by Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer

    • Thanks, Mae. I know the author personally and the cover was inspired by an actual photo of some Choctaw code talkers. Her brother was the model for the cover, and someone had some actual WWI gear they were able to use. She’s worked on this project for a while and I’m happy to see the book finally published.

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      • Wow! That is awesome, Joan. I never knew about code talkers before the movie Windtalkers about the Navajo code talkers during WWII. It opened my eyes to a whole new piece of history. Apparently, code talking went back a lot further than that. All the best to your friend!

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      • Like you, I didn’t know of the code talkers until I saw Windtalkers. Then I learned of the Choctaw through Sarah. It’s a fascinating piece of history. By the way, the last Navajo code talker recently passed. away.


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