Lee Crowther


Outstanding, Intermediate, Young Adult, Walter Dean Myers, Christopher Myers, United States of America, History, Diversity, Free Verse

Document Type

Book Review


In We Are America, Myers and Myers commemorate the United States by sharing stories of America from pre-Columbian times to the present day. The text pairs Walter Dean’s free verse with quotations from America’s history. Christopher’s mural-like illustrations juxtapose events from distinct epochs and locales to highlight the plural nature of the American experience. For the reader who wishes to learn more, the end matter provides further context for the quotations and drawings.