America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60's

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, Jun 30, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 176 pages
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Laban Hill, author of the acclaimed Harlem Stomp, is back with an in-depth exploration of America in the 1960's and the young people who built a new world around them and changed our society significantly.

Like Harlem Stomp, America Dreaming is an educational and visual look into a time of energy and influence. Covering subjects such as the civil rights movement, hippie culture, black nationalism, and the feminist movement, Hill paints a sprawling picture of life in the '60's and shows how teenagers were on the forefront of the societal changes that occurred during this grand decade.
 

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In an amazingly clear and concise 175 pages or so the history and influence of the Boomer generation is laid out for a young adult audience. Starting with the post-war population boom and suburban ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
the fiftiesROMPER ROOM
BUILD IT AND THEY WILL COME
PROTECTING UTOPIA
WHADDAYA GOT? BOREDOM AND CONTEMPT
ALL SHOOK UP
THE MARKETING OF ROCKANDROLL
I WANNA HOLD YOUR HAND
BACKGROUND
THE ANATOMY OF A RIOT
BLACK PANTHERS
BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL
BLACK ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
REJECTING NEGRO
OUR BODIESOUR POLITICS
NOW BILL OF RIGHTS

BAY OF PIGS FIASCO
THE FINAL FRONTIER
A NATION UNITED THROUGH A MASS MARKET
A BULLET TO THE HEAD
SITTING AT THE COUNTER
RACISM IN AMERICA
MAY 4 1961
THE ALBANY MOVEMENT
JAMES MEREDITH INTEGRATES OLE MISS
MARCHING IN BOMBINGHAM
THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
THE BIRMINGHAM CHURCH BOMBING
THE SECOND EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION
YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION
BRINGING DOWN THE SYSTEM
REVOLUTION ON THE MIND
A COURT CIRCUS
FEELING GROOVY
COUNTERCULTURE SLOGAN
SUMMER OF LOVE
COUNTERCULTURE COMMUNITIES
ENLIGHTENMENT FOR THE MASSES
AUGUST 1517 1969
NO MORE SHELTER
BURN BABY BURN
THE PERSONAL IS POLITICAL
ERA
UPSIDEDOWN FLAG
WE HOLD THE ROCK
TRAIL OF BROKEN TREATIES
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE
SOMOS LATINOS
LA HUELGA AND TIERRA AMARILLA
BLOW OUT
THE CHICANO MORATORIUM
LA RAZA UNIDA THE UNITED RACE
YOUNG LORDS
EARTH DAY
We have met the enemy and he is us
SAVE THE BAY
ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS THAT SHOOK THE NATION
EARTH DAY
MAKING A RAINBOW
AS THE BOOMERS GROW OLD SO DOES THE NATION
WHO SAYS
A BRIEF CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
WEB SITES
CREDITS
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Laban Carrick Hill is the author of "America Dreaming: How Youth Changed America in the 60s", "Harlem Stomp!: A Cultural History of the Harlem Renaissance", which was a National Book Award finalist, and "Dave the Potter", a Caldecott Honor book, illustrated by Bryan Collier. He lives in Burlington, Vermont.

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