Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People

Revolution in Our Time: The Black Panther Party's Promise to the People

by Kekla Magoon

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Overview

A 2021 National Book Award Finalist

With passion and precision, Kekla Magoon relays an essential account of the Black Panthers—as militant revolutionaries and as human rights advocates working to defend and protect their community.


In this comprehensive, inspiring, and all-too-relevant history of the Black Panther Party, Kekla Magoon introduces readers to the Panthers’ community activism, grounded in the concept of self-defense, which taught Black Americans how to protect and support themselves in a country that treated them like second-class citizens. For too long the Panthers’ story has been a footnote to the civil rights movement rather than what it was: a revolutionary socialist movement that drew thousands of members—mostly women—and became the target of one of the most sustained repression efforts ever made by the U.S. government against its own citizens.

Revolution in Our Time puts the Panthers in the proper context of Black American history, from the first arrival of enslaved people to the Black Lives Matter movement of today. Kekla Magoon’s eye-opening work invites a new generation of readers grappling with injustices in the United States to learn from the Panthers’ history and courage, inspiring them to take their own place in the ongoing fight for justice.



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ISBN-13: 9781536223422
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 11/08/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 401,755
File size: 54 MB
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Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Kekla Magoon's young adult novel The Rock and the River, which won the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, was the first mainstream novel for young people to feature the Black Panther Party. She is the Margaret A. Edwards Award-winning author of more than a dozen books for young readers, including Fire in the Streets and How It Went Down. She is also the coauthor, with Ilyasah Shabazz, of X: A Novel, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and received an NAACP Image Award and a Coretta Scott King Honor. Kekla Magoon grew up in Indiana and now lives in Vermont, where she serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts.
Kekla Magoon enjoys reading outdoors, solving puzzles, and eating ice cream. She has written more than a dozen acclaimed books for children and teens, including The Season of Styx Malone, How It Went Down, Light It Up, X: A Novel (with Ilyasah Shabazz), and the Robyn Hoodlum Adventures series. Recognitions for her work include the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, three Coretta Scott King Honors, the National Book Award Long List selection, as well as the Margaret A. Edwards Award for significant and lasting contribution to young adult literature. Her office houses her pet turtle and appears cluttered at first glance, but that's just part of her cover—her superpower is organizing thoughts and ideas! You can find her online at keklamagoon.com.

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