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A Different Mirror for Young People, on sale TODAY, gets a great review!

October 16, 2012

A Different Mirror for Young People: A History of Multicultural America (Seven Stories Press, October 16 2012),  by Ronal Takaki and adapted by Rebecca Stefoff, goes on sale today! Check out this great review from the October 15th edition of Booklist.

“In 1993, Takaki wrote his seminal, yet readable, work A Different Mirror. In the second edition (2008), he revised some chapters and added others that focus on newer immigrants, legal and illegal, presenting views from the perspectives of both minority and immigrant groups and white, Eurocentric populations. As he stated in the final chapter, “White Americans will not be a majority for much longer—America will truly be a nation of minorities.” Here Stefoff takes Takaki’s book and adapts it for middle-grade and younger high-school readers, reducing the original by about 150 pages and revising some vocabulary to make it more accessible for the intended audience. She has retained quotations from the original and maintained the carefully cited chapter notes. Sidebars toward the end of each chapter highlight a particular person or event discussed. This book, whether Takaki’s original or Stefoff’s adaptation, is important reading, and few other titles look at American immigration in such a thorough way.” (J.B. Petty)

Click here to learn more about the book!

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