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"The history book that belongs in every high school in America."

—Angie Thomas

New York Times Bestselling author of The Hate U Give

What are the stories we tell ourselves about America?

Every once in a while, a book comes along that completely changes how you look at a genre. That's what AMERICA REDUX has done with history books. Author and artist Ariel Aberg-Riger upends the way history is often seen. Chronology is thrown out the window and stunning visuals are used to show readers how our past is our present is our future. This is a book that will enthrall and inspire avid history buffs and reluctant readers alike and deserves a spot on every classroom and library shelf.


Explore the Chapters

AMERICA REDUX is made up of 21 visual stories—from AIDS activists to colonial propagandists, televangelists to Indigenous teens fighting for climate justice. Explore the book chapter by chapter and access an extended bibliography with links to associated films, image galleries, articles, books, and more.


"Beautifully illustrated, riveting, enraging, and empowering:
a must-read."

Kirkus Reviews

In a starred review

Teach & Discuss

Are you an educator using AMERICA REDUX in your classroom? A book club looking to facilitate a discussion? Download the educator's guide, check out ways the book is being used in classrooms across the country, as well as dig into chapter by chapter resources.


"...badass, brilliant, fun, super clever, and utterly unflinching..."

Kate Schatz

New York Times Bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z


Get Inspired

Do you want to learn more about visual storytelling and create your own visual stories? See behind-the-scenes page breakdowns to understand how the book was put together. Then find every image from the book in each chapter's interactive image database to download images and make your own creations!

About the Author

Ariel Aberg-Riger is a visual storyteller who creates engaging, accessible stories about history, science, policy, and other forces that shape our lives. Her work explores issues of equity and social justice, on topics that range from environmental racism to the public library. 


Get in Touch

We'd love to hear from you! 

For speaking engagements and workshops, please contact Anya Backlund at Blue Flower Arts:, and see Ariel's profile.

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