An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People
Debbie Reese, Jean Mendoza, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
Nonfiction, History, Social Justice, Race
Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history told from the perspective of indigenous peoples explodes our national origin myths for young adult and middle grade readers
This new version of An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States brings a painful but necessary reframing of our history to younger readers and teachers looking to better understand the legacy of Indigenous peoples' resistance, resilience, and continued struggle 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, timelines, a glossary, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students to think critically about their own place in history.