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Rad American History A-Z: Movements That Demonstrate the Power of the People

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Great storytelling and context in fresh, dynamic history.

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This fresh collection of key historical moments and people who made history is engaging and inspiring. Rad American History A-Z: Movements and Moments That Demonstrate the Power of the People incudes people readers may have never heard of but who stood up and made a difference in their time and their community, and made life better for those who came after them. It drives home the point that the history we learn often depends on who wrote it, and celebrates many unsung heroes who never made it into a history book -- before this one!

Each entry per letter is six pages long, offering a great deal of context for the inspiration and arc of a movement or the roots and rise of an individual. Every one opens with a dynamic illustration in Miriam Klein Stahl's signature black-and-white cut-paper style and ends with a list of four or five other significant items that start with that letter and a one-line description. The writing is so good and the content so rich throughout the book, it makes readers wish all the items in those lists got the full treatment, too.

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