An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People (ReVisioning American History for Young People)

March 15, 2020 - Comment

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council 2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) · Best Books for Teens (New

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book

2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council

2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) · Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) · Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library)
Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.

Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.

The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

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Anonymous says:

We have a few of these books and LOVE THEM My son is homeschooled and we have several books in this series and it ends up working really well for us. I feel like I can trust the accuracy of the books. They are written honestly, but simple enough that younger people can understand them. I learn a lot from them. My son is ten and we alternate between reading them together and him reading some of them on his own. We especially liked this one because he was bothered that so much history doesn’t treat Native Americans fairly. When we visited…

Anonymous says:

Important book but more for high school level, not for kids I love the idea of this book and bought it to read to my 11 and possibly 7 year old. I agree with the other reviewer who said it was incredibly dense. I would say this book is more targeted to an AP 8th grader or a non-honors 9th/10th grader. This book is not for kids.

Anonymous says:

This Is History This book provides a detailed look at Indigenous life in both North and South America. Children will learn what life was like before Europeans came, the importance of corn in Indigenous life, about tribal affiliations, and how life changed once colonist appeared. Kids will learn that both Americas were settled lands with cities and governments of their own. They will see how Native people formed alliances with states and governments, and how tensions spread as the newcomers took more and more…

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