April 6, 2020

READ – and Join Hennepin Cty Librarys’ Mary Ann Key Book Club


In this adaptation of Roxanne Dunbar-Oritz’s An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (2014), co-writers Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza reframe U.S. history from an Indigenous perspective in a way that is accessible, packed with facts and will have readers thinking critically from start to finish.

“In spite of all that was done to them, Indigenous people are still here. It is breathtaking, but no miracle, that they have survived as peoples. This is a history of the United States.” From An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a New York Times best-selling author and has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades.

Debbie Reese is an educator and founder of American Indians in Children’s Literature (AICL). She is tribally enrolled at Nambé Owingeh, a federally recognized tribe, and grew up on Nambé’s reservation.

Jean Mendoza is a curriculum specialist focusing on the representation of Indigenous peoples in children’s and young adult literature.

Check out the reading group guides from publisher Beacon Press.

Patrons living with visual or physical limitations may be eligible to request the audiobook from the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library.

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