August 13 – International Lefthander’s Day

Celebrate Lefties!

Did you know that all but one of the last five Presidents of the United States of America were left-handed? Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama are all left-handed. Only George W. Bush is right-handed.


What Presidents Are Made Of written and illustrated by Hanoch Piven (2004)


Did you know that three fourths of the namesakes for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are lefties too? The renaissance artists Michelangleo, Raphael, and Leonardo were left-handed. Only Donatello was right-handed.


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Masked Heroes (2013)


Did you know that both Jim Hensen and Kermit the Frog were left-handers?


Kermit the Frog: Sound Book (2014)


Did you know that Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland, was left-handed?


Alice in Wonderland retold and illustrated by Joan Collins (1998)

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