1968 by Marc Aronson audiobook

1968: Today’s Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

By various authors
Edited by Marc Aronson  and Susan Campbell Bartoletti
Read by Jeff Cummings  and Adenrele Ojo

Candlewick on Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781978644229

  • ISBN: 9781978644229

Runtime: 6.31 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The book’s strength lies in the way different voices and different angles come together into an integrated whole. Fascinating and accomplished.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With an approach promoting critical thinking, this collection will likely help illuminate a deeply important year in world history and encourage fresh thinking about our current contentious moment.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Marc Aronson

Author Bio: Marc Aronson

Marc Aronson is an editor and author of many award-winning books for young people, including Master of Deceit: J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies and Pick-Up Game, which he coedited with Charles R. Smith Jr.

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Author Bio: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Author Bio: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Susan Campbell Bartoletti is the award-winning author of several books for young readers, including Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850, winner of the Robert F. Sibert Medal. She lives in Moscow, Pennsylvania.

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Author Bio: Marc Aronson (Editor)

Author Bio: Marc Aronson (Editor)

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Author Bio: Campbell Bartoletti

Author Bio: Campbell Bartoletti

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Author Bio: Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Editor)

Author Bio: Susan Campbell Bartoletti (Editor)

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 6.31
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English