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Show Me History Reading Guide


Show Me…Why?

“It’s old!” “It has nothing to do with my life!” “It’s boring!” How many times have parents and teachers heard these complaints from kids?

And it’s true. Even though reading about history helps to explain the events of today and to give insight into what the future might hold, it can be dry. But at Portable Press, we’re determined to make history fun, interesting, and accessible. That’s where the Show Me History! series comes in. In each book, the series’ narrators—Libby and Sam—take readers on an exciting journey into the lives of some of history’s most interesting characters. The graphic novel format and colorful artwork make these stories much less tedious than traditional history texts and a lot more fun. And who knows…kids might even learn something too.

Show Me…Who?

The Portable Press Show Me History! series launches in March 2019 with four extraordinary figures.

  • Amelia Earhart: The world’s best-known female aviator—and most famous missing person—set dozens of aviation records.
  • Martin Luther King Jr.: This brave civil rights icon blazed a path toward equal rights and preached nonviolence in the face of prejudice and hate.
  • Alexander Hamilton: America’s Fighting Founding Father rose from poverty in the Caribbean to the highest levels of American politics.
  • Abraham Lincoln: This unlikely American hero educated himself on the law and became what many historians consider the greatest U.S. president in history.

Show Me…What?

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