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

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Jean Mendoza, and Debbie Reese

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People by Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne
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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.

Publisher: Beacon Press
Published: 07/23/2019
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.76lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.50w x 0.82d
ISBN: 9780807049396
Age: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 9.6
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 510111 / Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States for Young People


Award: American Indian Youth Literature Award - Honor Book


Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 05/15/2019 pg. 134
School Library Journal 07/01/2019 pg. 59
Booklist 06/01/2019 pg. 61
Shelf Awareness 07/30/2019
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 11/01/2019
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2019 pg. 131
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, a New York Times best-selling author, has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than 4 decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. She lives in San Francisco.

Debbie Reese is an educator and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL). She is tribally enrolled at Nambe Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe, and grew up on Nambe's reservation. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Illinois.

Jean Mendoza is a curriculum specialist focusing on the representation of Indigenous peoples in children's and young adult literature. She holds a PhD in curriculum and instruction and an M.Ed in early childhood education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.