A child's history of racism in the US
February 4, 2011 9:09 PM Subscribe
Looking for a young adult reader that focused on the history of racism/oppression in America published in the 1990's.
posted by dinty_moore to education (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
*It had your basic young adult reader format: a short story followed my five or six reading comprehension questions. Only all of the stories had to do with the oppression of various groups throughout American history: three or four stories about Blacks in various regions, but also Native Americans, Catholics, Jews, Hispanics, Chinese, and probably a few others. The stories would be about a single person and the difficulties they faced.
*Stories were listed chronologically, with the last one being about the beating of a gay man in the 1980's.
*My class used it when we were about 10-12, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was meant for an older age group.
*I remember thinking it was new in the mid-90's, so probably published between 1990 and 1995?
*I think it might have had interlocking hands on the cover?
Anybody have any idea what I'm talking about? I've tried googling it, but can't find anything. My boyfriend is having a hard time imagining that my teachers were awesome enough to give this to us, and I want to prove it exists.