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Review: Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong

Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong Lies My Teacher Told Me for Young Readers: Everything American History Textbooks Get Wrong by James W. Loewen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Interesting book that reveals a lot about the false history we are taught of the USA's history. Some of it I knew, such as Columbus and Thanksgiving's falsehoods, but more recent events, like Woodrow Wilson's true nature and some details around 9/11, I didn't know about at all. It's a quick read and worth the time, if for nothing more than to understand another perspective of history.

However, I do not agree that this book is adapted for young readers (apparently it's for 7th graders and up). It is definitely an easier read, but the target audience seems to fluctuate between educators, the general public, and students at some point. Reading it as an adult was an enjoyable experience, but I can't say many middle schoolers would get a kick of out of it or understand the complexities. I could see it being better advertised as for high school or college students.

I received a free copy of this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I want to note that in the edition I received, the photos/captions and vignettes were not formatted properly, which took some time to get used to. Hopefully, this is corrected in the final version.

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