1789

Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, & Change

Edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti

1789 was a year of rebellion, revolution, and change. The rights of the people were called into question all around the world: France, the West Indies, the South Pacific, even the Seneca Nation in the United States. Structures of imperialism and Enlightenment collided, new religious ideas arose, and “all men are created equal” was revisited with the exploration of oppression and the rights of women and people of color. Using primary sources, the authors use a narrative non-fiction approach to bring to life history and connections for readers in unexpected ways. At times highly entertaining, the imagery and facts are well-presented and engage the reader. With ties and possible uses for curriculum, this would be an ideal fit for eighth graders. However, readers in middle school or high school will enjoy this unique, interwoven take on world history. Readers who enjoy history, world events, and the 18th century will want to pick this one up.

Reviewed by Jessica Moody, Library Technology Coach, Olympus Jr High School Library
Review shared in December 2021
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 7-12

1789: Twelve Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, & Change
Edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Candlewick Press
200 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2020
ISBN: 9781536208733
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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