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America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History

America Redux: Visual Stories from Our Dynamic History

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A YALSA Finalist for Excellence in Nonfiction · 4 starred reviews · Kirkus Prize Winner · Kirkus Best Book of the Year · Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year · School Library Journal Best Book of the Year ·New York Public Library Best Book of the Year · Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Book of the Year

“America Redux is THE history book that belongs in every high school in America.” —Angie Thomas, New York Times bestselling author of The Hate U Give

"America Redux is RAD.” —Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author of Rad American Women A–Z and Do the Work: An Antiracist Activity Book

A critical, unflinching cultural history and fierce beacon of hope for a better future, America Redux is a necessary and galvanizing read.

What are the stories we tell ourselves about America?

How do they shape our sense of history,

cloud our perceptions,

inspire us?

America Redux explores the themes that create our shared sense of American identity and interrogates the myths we’ve been telling ourselves for centuries. With iconic American catchphrases as chapter titles, these twenty-one visual stories illuminate the astonishing, unexpected, sometimes darker sides of history that reverberate in our society to this very day—from the role of celebrity in immigration policy to the influence of one small group of white women on education to the effects of “progress” on housing and the environment to the inspiring force of collective action and mutual aid across decades and among diverse groups.

Fully illustrated with collaged archival photographs, maps, documents, graphic elements, and handwritten text, this book is a dazzling, immersive experience that jumps around in time and will make you view history in a whole different light.

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