Truths beyond the textbooks

Walt Whitman, Bayard Rustin and others feature in the book

THROUGHOUT THE PROMOTION OF Beacon Press’ ReVisioning American History series—in which each book tells the nation’s story through the lens of a marginalized group—the authors kept getting the same question, usually from a teacher: Is there a version of this for kids?

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