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

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, adapted by Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza

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In response to the growing demand from school teachers, Beacon Press began working with educators and young adult authors to adapt books in the ReVisioning American History series for readers age 12 and up. One of the first titles in the series will be, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People to be published in July 2019. The potential impact of these YA editions could be wide reaching. As one teacher commented, “having accessible editions of these texts impacts not only the way I teach today, but the way I teach for decades to come.”

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 text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts, Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for readers age 12 and up 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.

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