This book: on the power of intergenerational truth-telling as civic democratic practice, was written for high school students.
Many students of color come to college, frustrated, and asking, "How come we never learned our histories and stories in high school?" The histories of Black, Asian American, Latinx, and LGBTQ students are often elided from high school history teaching and in their textbooks, when, our stories are very much imbricated within the fabric of US history.
The contributors to this anthology share some of their personal narratives and elided histories that we hope can be inspirational for students, educators, and families to discuss together. Our hope is for more stories to be told, written, and discussed. Our country needs truth-telling and civic engagement from people of all ages to make our democracy flourish. This anthology is intergenerational, highlighting the importance of mutual and reciprocal learning-we have much to learn from one another.