Educational Comic Books

The New York Fed’s Educational Comic Book Series teaches students about basic economic principles and the Federal Reserve’s role in the financial system.

Created for students at the middle school, high school, and introductory college levels, the series can help stimulate their curiosity and raise their awareness of careers in economics and finance. In addition, lesson plans created for each comic book meet national and state standards for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

The New York Fed has published comic books since the 1950s and is reintroducing this popular series with a modern spin. While the comic books are intended for a student audience, they are also available to the public.

The Story of the Federal Reserve System

This comic book explains the Federal Reserve’s structure and key responsibilities through the story of the citizens on Planet Novus as they work to develop their own stable economy.

Download Comic Book | Black-and-white version

Lesson Plans: Our lesson plans for The Story of the Federal Reserve System include activities, worksheets, and guidelines for generating classroom discussion and meet national and state standards.

Download the lesson plans: Middle School | High School

Once Upon a Dime

This comic book tells the story of the growing economy on Planet Novus and focuses on the concepts of barter, currency, and banking.

Download Comic Book | Black-and-white version

Lesson Plans: Our lesson plans for Once Upon a Dime include activities, worksheets, and guidelines for generating classroom discussion and meet state and national standards.

Download the lesson plans: Middle School | High School

Request Printed Copies of the Comic Book

The New York Fed is able to provide a limited number of printed comic books for classroom use (35 comic books per set) to middle schools and high schools in the United States and U.S. territories.

Printed copies are available on a first come, first served basis. Allow four to six weeks for delivery.

Request a classroom set.

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