By Phillip M Hoose
"This could be the so much exhilarating and revelatory heritage of our state. it's needs to interpreting for trendy youth-as good as their elders." --Studs Terkel
From the men who sailed with Columbus to cutting-edge younger activists, this specific publication brings to lifestyles the contributions of children all through American heritage. in response to fundamental resources and together with one hundred sixty genuine photographs, this good-looking outsized quantity highlights the interesting tales of greater than 70 children from assorted cultures. younger readers could be hooked into historical past as they meet participants their very own age who have been stuck up in our country's such a lot dramatic moments-Olaudah Equiano, abducted from his village in western Africa and compelled into slavery, Anyokah, who helped her father create a written Cherokee language, Johnny Clem, the nine-year-old drummer boy who grew to become a Civil conflict hero, and Jessica Govea, who risked becoming a member of Cesar Chavez's struggle for a greater existence for farmworkers. all through, Philip Hoose's personal vigorous, a professional voice presents a wealthy historic context-making this not just an exceptional reference-but an excellent learn. the 1st U.S. background ebook of this scope to target the function children have performed within the making of our kingdom, its compelling tales mix to inform our higher nationwide tale, one who activates Howard Zinn, writer of A People's heritage of the United States, to remark, "This is a unprecedented book-wonderfully readable, inspiring to old and young alike, and unique."
We have been There Too! is a 2001 nationwide publication Award Finalist for younger People's Literature.