A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America (Hardcover)
A History of Multicultural America
Seven Stories Press, 9781609804848, 377pp.
Publication Date: October 16, 2012
Drawing on Takaki's vast array of primary sources, and staying true to his own words whenever possible, "A""Different Mirror for Young People"brings ethnic history alive through the words of people, including teenagers, who recorded their experiences in letters, diaries, and poems. Like Zinn's"A People's History," Takaki's"A""Different Mirror"offers a rich and rewarding "people's view" perspective on the American story.
About the Author
REBECCASTEFOFFspecializes in writing nonfiction for young readers, with a focus on scientific, historical, and literary subjects. She previously explored the subject of evolution in"Charles Darwin and the Evolution Revolution"(Oxford University Press, 1996) and the four-volume series"Humans: An Evolutionary History"(Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2010). Stefoff has also written on exploration, forensic investigation, and archaeology, among other topics. In addition to writing her own books, Stefoff has adapted several important nonfiction works for young audiences: "A Young People's History of the United States," based on Howard Zinn's bestselling classic of progressive history"; Before Columbus: The Americas in 1491," based on Charles C. Mann's ground-breaking new look at the archaeology of the pre-Columbian Americas; and"A Different Mirror for Young People," based on a major work of scholarship by ethnic historian Ronald Takaki."
Praise For A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America…
“This 375-page book would be an excellent way to include multi-ethnic materials in the classroom as a way to ensure that your students see their unique identities reflected in their coursework.”
— Skipping Stones
“This is a great introduction to Takaki’s path-breaking scholarship.”