"Jon Stewart's "America" for the Y.A. set . . . an impressive array of historical substance and even a degree of earnestness and patriotism." - The New York Times
"Readers--of any age--will come away from this sassy compendium knowing a lot (some, no doubt, would say too much) about our country's history, form of government, decisions, and workings, for better or worse." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Historical and cultural literacy delivered with a subversive twist." -Publishers Weekly
Jodi Anderson is a New York Times best-selling author of Peaches and The Secrets of Peaches. Before becoming a full-time author, she was an editor at HarperCollins and 17th Street Productions.
Daniel Ehrenhaft is the author of several books for young adults including Friend Is Not a Verb, Dirty Laundry, 10 Things to Do Before I Die and Drawing A Blank, which received two starred reviews. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.danielehrenhaft.com
Andisheh (An-dish-ay) Nouraee is a writer for CARE, one of the world's largest humanitarian aid agencies and a columnist for Creative Loafing, an alt-weekly newspaper in Atlanta. His syndicated column, "Don't Panic" is a sarcastic, informative examination of American policy and world affairs. He lives in Decatur, Georgia.
This book will cause the pablum-fed high school student to question the shibboleths -- Left and Right. Read morePublished on January 13, 2012 by Koyaanisqatsi
Where to start. . .
First of all, the format is completely insulting to kids. The authors criticize shows like "Teen Mom" for spoon feeding dribble to kids, but this is... Read more