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1968

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

by 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.

With contributions by:
Jennifer Anthony
Marc Aronson
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Loree Griffin Burns
Paul Fleischman
Omar Figueras
Laban Carrick Hill
Mark Kurlansky
Lenore Look
David Lubar
Kate MacMillan
Kekla Magoon
Jim Murphy
Elizabeth Partridge

Publication Details

Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication Date:
2018

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Editor)

"Step into the wood-shingled house I grew up in, and into the past. You find us gathered in the living room, listening to my writer father, Sid Fleischman, reading his latest chapter aloud. Outside, the breeze off the Pacific, ten blocks away, str...

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Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Contributor)

"Step into the wood-shingled house I grew up in, and into the past. You find us gathered in the living room, listening to my writer father, Sid Fleischman, reading his latest chapter aloud. Outside, the breeze off the Pacific, ten blocks away, str...

More about Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Marc Aronson (Editor)

Marc Aronson is living proof of the magic of the world of writing books for young readers. He did not expect this to be his career—he went to New York University, where he earned a doctorate in American history, and worked in adult reference publi...

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Marc Aronson (Contributor)

Marc Aronson is living proof of the magic of the world of writing books for young readers. He did not expect this to be his career—he went to New York University, where he earned a doctorate in American history, and worked in adult reference publi...

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Creators

Editor :
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Contributor :
Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Contributor :
Paul Fleischman
Contributor :
Laban Carrick Hill
Contributor :
Kekla Magoon
Contributor :
Mark Kurlansky
Contributor :
Lenore Look
Contributor :
David Lubar
Editor :
Marc Aronson
Contributor :
Marc Aronson
Contributor :
Jim Murphy
Contributor :
Loree Griffin Burns
Contributor :
Kate MacMillan
Contributor :
Jennifer Anthony
Contributor :
Omar Figueras
Contributor :
Betsy Partridge
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