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ACTION PRESIDENTS

by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey

HarperCollins, 2020

Real History! Fake Jokes! Action Presidents is a four volume middle-grade graphic novel biographies of some of the United States's greatest leaders. 

As described by our publisher: “Historically accurate and highly entertaining, Action Presidents’ bold and hilarious comic style will keep curious readers learning until the last page.”

Behind the scenes of Action Presidents.

 

WINNER: Theodore Roosevelt Association Children’s Book Award, 2021

FINALIST: Excellence in Graphic Literature Award (Middle Grade Nonfiction)

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Praise for ACTION PRESIDENTS:

“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​

Excerpts from Action Presidents - George Washington:

Excerpts from Action Presidents - Abraham Lincoln:

Excerpts from Action Presidents - Theodore Roosevelt:

Excerpts from Action Presidents - John F. Kennedy: