1968: Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

Marc Aronson (Editor) Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Editor)
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Welcome to 1968 — a revolution in a book. Essays, memoirs, and more by fourteen award-winning authors offer unique perspectives on one of the world’s most tumultuous years.

Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next. To capture that extraordinary year, editors Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti created an anthology that showcases many genres of nonfiction. Some contributors use a broad canvas, others take a close look at a moment, and matched essays examine the same experience from different points of view. As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we’ve clashed before and found a way forward — and that looking back can help map a way ahead.

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SKU 140628
ISBN 9780763689933
Language English
Lexile ® Measure 1100L
Page Count 208
Product Type Hardcover Books
Book Type Short Stories, Essays & Anthologies
Additional Contributor Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Primary Contributor Marc Aronson
Age Groups Ages 13 to 15, Ages 16 to 18
Publisher Candlewick Press