Americans who Tell the Truth
Dutton Children's Books, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 46 pages
As we in the United States have the right to speak the truth, we also have theneed to be told the truth. Throughout history, politicians, writers, environmentalists, political activists, and others have used this freedom to motivate and empower Americans to challenge the status quo. Artist Robert Shetterly's fifty portraits, combined with thought-provoking quotes and concise biographies, offer a powerful view into what it means to be American, to hold American values, and to be part of a democratic society. Included are Frederick Douglass, Rachel Carson, Chief Joseph, Rosa Parks, Cesar Chavez, Mark Twain, Woody Guthrie, and more.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jrnewman - LibraryThing
From the moment I started this book I could not help but think that someone wrote it for my future high school social studies classes. This book follows no narrative, and tells no single story. Rather ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ADReed - LibraryThing
"Americans Who Tell the Truth" by Robert Shetterly was an interesting read, but it's organization is not something I am fond of. Shetterly displays a portrait of each person he believes told the truth ... Read full review