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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People

Authors: Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne & Mendoza, Jean (ADP) & Reese, Debbie (ADP)
Lexile: 1220,
Publisher: Beacon Press
BISAC/Subject: YAN038140, YAN025080, YAN025170
ISBN: 9780807049402, Related ISBNs: 0807049395, 0807049409, 9780807049396, 9780807049402
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 280,
Audience: Young adult
Synopsis: 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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