IMG_2564This ambitious project features four hardbacks in comic book style. It’s a fun way to learn about the most iconic names in American History. Each colorful edition takes you through important moments in their lives. Your guides along the way are Libby (a.k.a Lady Liberty) and young Sam (a.k.a Uncle Sam).

The colorful pages will appeal to boys and girls, especially those who like to learn visually. At the end of every book is a more traditional few pages with a glossary, timeline, and a Find Out More page. Also included is a unique feature: A brief look at Other Civil Rights Heroes found in the Martin Luther King Jr. book; Leaders Against Slavery (in Abraham Lincoln); Famous Flying Women! (in Amelia Earhart); and Did You Know? Declarations (in Alexander Hamilton).

Any of these would make great travel companions for a summer trip or to liven up those long days where boredom sets in. History has never been so much fun to learn. Here’s a brief background on each volume:


A fascinating and entertaining biography of Alexander Hamilton, in graphic novel format.

Alexander Hamilton: The Fighting Founding Father! tells the story of one of the most ambitious and controversial figures in American history in a graphic novel format. From a rough childhood on the Caribbean island of Nevis to the highest levels of American politics, Alexander Hamilton’s life was filled with adventure, conflict, and controversy. Full-color illustrations and an entertaining narrative make this graphical biography of America’s first Secretary of the Treasury accessible for readers of all ages.


A graphic biography of civil rights leader and American icon Martin Luther King Jr.

This graphical biography tells the story of the most prominent leader of the American civil rights movement. With full-color illustrations and a historically accurate narrative, Martin Luther King Jr.: Voice for Equality! will inform and entertain readers of all ages. From his childhood in Atlanta to his rise as an international icon of human rights and a fiery orator who refused to back down in the face of adversity, King’s life story serves as an ongoing source of inspiration.


When Amelia Earhart became the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1932, she immediately became an American icon and a subject of endless fascination for generations to come. In Amelia Earhart: Pioneer of the Sky!, the story of the bold and daring aviator’s life is presented in graphic novel format, with full-color illustrations and historically accurate details. From her hardscrabble childhood to her final flight—and mysterious disappearance—Earhart’s journey will entertain, captivate, and inspire readers of all ages.



The inspiring story of Abraham Lincoln’s life, in graphic novel format.

Considered by many historians to be the greatest American president, Abraham Lincoln led the Union at the greatest turning point in the nation’s history. Abraham Lincoln: Defender of the Union! tells the story of one of America’s most admired figures in graphic novel format. From his childhood on a farm in Kentucky to the battlefields of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln served the United States with resolve, intelligence, and courage unlike that of any other president. Readers of all ages will be entertained and educated by the full-color illustrations and historically accurate narrative of this graphical biography.

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1 Response to SHOW ME HISTORY! Series

  1. Comic book history books. Hmmmm. I guess whatever it takes to get the kiddoes to learn. Thanks for the heads up.

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