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1968 Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change

 

 "Nightly News." 1968: Today's Authors Explore a Year of Rebellion, Revolution, and Change, edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Bartoletti, Candlewick, 2018.

Nineteen sixty-eight was a pivotal year that grew more intense with each day. As thousands of Vietnamese and Americans were killed in war, students across four continents took over colleges and city streets. Assassins murdered Dr. King and Robert F. Kennedy. Demonstrators turned out in Prague and Chicago, and in Mexico City, young people and Olympic athletes protested. In those intense months, generations battled and the world wobbled on the edge of some vast change that was exhilarating one day and terrifying the next.

As we face our own moments of crisis and division, 1968 reminds us that we’ve clashed before and found a way forward — and that looking back can help map a way ahead.

Candlewick Press 2018