Date and Time
Jun 4, 2019 6:30 pm
Busboys and Poets Books & Teaching for Change welcome James Loewen for the Young Readers' Edition of Lies My Teacher Told Me.
Originally written as a critical survey of leading American history textbooks and featured in The New York Times, Loewen’s classic LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME has sold nearly two million copies and has been cited as a “critically important” work by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on his decision to dismantle Confederate monuments. Indeed, this book has helped Americans to confront salient myths on Native history, the causes of the Civil War, economic opportunity, and racism perpetuated in classrooms since it was first published over 20 years ago. The YOUNG READERS’ EDITION now streamlines LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME to its most vital parts to tell the actual story of the first Thanksgiving, the unembellished history of Helen Keller’s socialist ties, and the truth behind United States’ military interventions from Latin America to Iraq in accessible and often humorous chapters sure to spark readers’ curiosity and visions for a better future.
LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME: YOUNG READERS’ EDITION is the perfect handbook for students to become invested and informed citizens, equipping them to make their voices heard in their classrooms, communities, and the nation.
James W. Loewen is the bestselling and award-winning author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, Lies Across America, Lies My Teacher Told Me About Christopher Columbus, and Sundown Towns (all from The New Press), as well as Teaching What Really Happened and The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader. Loewen is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Vermont and lives in Washington, D.C.