An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz (Beacon Press, 2015) and An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People adapted by Jean Mendoza and Debbie Reese (Beacon Press, 2019) are the new Common Read. This Common Read invites UU congregations, communities, and individuals to learn the story of trauma and resilience that is the Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States.
If you are not familiar at all with this history, we suggest that you read the version for young people. The discussion guide by Gail Forsyth-Vail (one 90-minute session, or a three-session series) will work for readers of either version.
Make plans for in person discussion groups and/or find a reading partner and talk about the book together. Let us know below how your reading group is going!