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The Resource Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

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Lies My Teacher Told Me
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Lies My Teacher Told Me
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Now adapted for young readers ages 12 through 18, the national bestseller that makes real American history come alive in all of its conflict, drama, and complexity Lies My Teacher Told Me is one of the most important—and successful—history books of our time. Having sold nearly two million copies, the book won an American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship. Now Rebecca Stefoff, the acclaimed nonfiction children's writer who adapted Howard Zinn's bestseller A People's History of the United States for young readers, makes Loewen's beloved work available to younger students. Essential reading in our age of fake news and slippery, sloppy history, Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition cuts through the mindless optimism and outright lies found in most textbooks that are often not even really written by their "authors." Loewen is, as historian Carol Kammen has said, the history teacher we all should have had. Beginning with pre-Columbian history and then covering characters and events as diverse as the first Thanksgiving, Helen Keller, the My Lai massacre, 9/11, and the Iraq War, Loewen's lively, provocative telling of American history is a "counter-textbook that retells the story of the American past" (The Nation). This streamlined young readers' edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers' Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity
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  • Loewen, James W
  • Stefoff, Rebecca
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  • Education
  • History
  • Young Adult Nonfiction
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Lies My Teacher Told Me
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OVERDRIVE:381573ce-8f97-48b9-a2cc-9af4f44f3903
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9781620974858
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optical disk
Label
Lies My Teacher Told Me
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:381573ce-8f97-48b9-a2cc-9af4f44f3903
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781620974858
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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