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American Redux: Visual Stories From Our Dynamic History

By Lucinda Dyer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Brilliantly written, graphically stunning cultural history.

American Redux book cover: Collage of colorful photos and illustrations from American history in the shape of flames coming from Lady Liberty's torch against a dark blue background

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This isn't history filled with dates and timelines, it's visually stunning, sometimes shocking, often heartbreaking, and always compelling. American Redux's non-linear approach and reliance on images enhances rather than detracts from its impact -- helping the reader see that many struggles of the past (racism, voting rights, immigration, censorship) are still being fought today. Debut author Ariel Aberg-Riger blends a handwritten-like font of her own design for the eye-opening but digestible chapters with vivid collages of illustrations, photographs, maps, newspaper print, and copied objects for this innovative volume. This must-read book underscores the point that only by honestly studying the past can we ensure a better future.

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