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Action Presidents #2 Abraham Lincoln!

Action Presidents

by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

published by HarperAlley

REAL HISTORY! FAKE JOKES! Action Presidents is a middle-grade graphic novel series by the award-winning authors of Action Philosophers and The Comic Book History of Comics. Historically accurate and highly entertaining, Action Presidents’ bold and hilarious comic style will keep curious readers learning until the last page.


Theodore Roosevelt Association Children’s Book Award, 2021

(for Action Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt)


Excellence in Graphic Literature Award in Middle Grade Nonfiction

2019 - Action Presidents: George Washington

2021 - Action Presidents: John F. Kennedy


<< click on any cover for a preview of the book! <<


“A delightful, educational spin on history—and plenty of jokes,” -School Library Journal.

“Sheer joy,” -Booklist (starred review).

“[The authors] aim to contextualize historical figures who are often blindly lionized …a goal that comes through clearly amid a flurry of gags and jokes.” -Publisher's Weekly

“…sharply written history of America's first President, with hilarious artwork always keeping things lively - it's highly recommended.” -Comic Book Resources

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