New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age Selection!
Starred Selection, Best Children's Books 2008, Bank Street College
2007 Parenting Publications Gold Award Winner!
"An excellent textbook for the children and, probably, grandchildren of baby boomers who want to know what the youth culture of the time was all about."–New York Times Book Review
"America Dreaming is a phenomenal piece of work, extensively researched and visually stimulating; an essential resource for children and adults of all ages." –Howard Zinn
"This is a great book. It tells an important story and tells it well–and pictures it well too."–Pete Seeger, singer/songwriter
With the end of the 1950s came a cultural explosion and the birth of a new era. The 1960s were a time of change, and at the forefront of this change was America's youth. America Dreaming is a comprehensive examination of America in the midst of revolution and the adolescents who shaped the world around them, causing a massive cultural shift.
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, Black Nationalism, Chicano Power, the Young Lords Party, the American Indian Movement, and feminism, Hill paints a sprawling picture of life in the midst of social upheaval and political uprising and shows how teenagers spearheaded societal changes that occurred during this grand decade.
America Dreaming is a window into the past, filled with vivid colors and exuberant designs, and an extensive collection of songs, pictures, and historical documents that are sure to take you back to a time when American teens stoop up and fought for their beliefs, their lives, and most importantly, their dreams.