The truth about America is revealed in this first of four volumes of the young readers' edition of The Untold History of the United States, from Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, adapted by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.There is history as we know it. And there is history we should have known. Complete with photos, illustrations, and little-known documents, this first of four volumes covers crucial moments in American history from the late nineteenth century to the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. This is not the kind of history taught in schools or normally presented on television or in popular movies. This riveting young readers' edition challenges prevailing orthodoxies to reveal the dark reality about the rise and fall of the American empire for curious, budding historians who are hungry for the truth. Based on the latest archival findings and recently declassified information, this book will come as a surprise to the vast majority of students and their teachers--and that's precisely why this edition is such a crucial counterpoint to today's history textbooks. Adapted by Newbery Honor recipient Susan Campbell Bartoletti from the bestselling book and companion to the documentary The Untold History of the United States by Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and renowned historian Peter Kuznick, this volume presents young readers with a powerful and provocative look at the past century of American imperialism.
This playful, though powerful book engages little readers in the tenants of democracy and activism through rhyming text and colorful works of art. --PBS Kids for Parents
An ideal starting point in helping kids to understand elections and voting. --Today.com
V Is for Voting is an ABC book that introduces progressive families to concepts like social justice and civil rights and reminds readers that every vote counts
B is for building a more equal nation.
C is for citizens' rights and our duty.
D is for difference, our strength and our beauty. An engaging introduction to the tenets of democracy, V Is for Voting is a playful, poetic, and powerful primer about the importance of voting and activism. Featuring Kate Farrell's rhyming text and Caitlin Kuhwald's bold art, plus thoughtful back matter, the book is a gorgeous, and crucial, addition to every young reader's library. It makes the perfect gift for fans of A Is for Activist, Woke Baby, and Feminist Baby. This ABC-style children's book reinforces every element from A to Z of just how powerful one vote can be. --Romper
Long before Columbus landed in America, hundreds of groups of people had already made their homes here. You may have heard of some of them--like the Sioux, Hopi, and Seminole. But where did they live? What did they eat? How did they have fun? And where are they today? From coast to coast, learn all about these very first Americans
The Simon & Schuster reference line continues to expand with another book in the If You Were There series, begun in Fall 1996, with Biblical Times and Medieval Times. This title, Viking Times, takes readers back to ancient Scandinavia in a quest to discover what life was like with exciting Norse heroes and heroines. Spreads -- complete with vibrant, full-color art and intriguing text -- cover aspects of Viking life, from spending epic, frozen winters in a longhouse to building the ships that carried warriors to conquests in distant lands. And the back cover folds out into an exciting game board. Readers play the roles of Vikings in their travels across Europe and beyond to raid, trade, or settle in the new lands they discover. A fantastic way to introduce children to an intriguing ancient culture, If You Were There in Viking Times is a strong addition to the ever-growing group of S&S reference books.
With fast facts, mini missions, and engaging artwork, Vikings in 30 Seconds is the perfect introduction to one of the world's most fascinating cultures.Children will discover all about these amazing warriors, including where they came from, their incredible skill as boat builders and seafarers, and how they traded with and settled in distant lands. Each topic is presented in a concise 30-second summary, supported by a 3-second flash soundbite, and full-color artwork. Extra activities for kids to explore support the topics, encouraging them to explore on their own and discover more.
Back matter includes an epilogue, an illustrator's note, sources, and an index.
A 2016 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book
A 2016 John Steptoe New Talent Illustrator Award Winner
Stirring poems and stunning collage illustrations combine to celebrate the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a champion of equal voting rights. "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." Despite fierce prejudice and abuse, even being beaten to within an inch of her life, Fannie Lou Hamer was a champion of civil rights from the 1950s until her death in 1977. Integral to the Freedom Summer of 1964, Ms. Hamer gave a speech at the Democratic National Convention that, despite President Johnson's interference, aired on national TV news and spurred the nation to support the Freedom Democrats. Featuring vibrant mixed-media art full of intricate detail, Voice of Freedom celebrates Fannie Lou Hamer's life and legacy with a message of hope, determination, and strength.
Back matter includes an author's note, an illustrator's note, sources, and an index.