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Marc Aronson

Biography

Marc Aronson

Marc Aronson is the author of the critically acclaimed SIR WALTER RALEGH AND THE QUEST FOR EL DORADO, winner of the ALA's first Robert L. Sibert Information Book Award for nonfiction and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also written ART ATTACK: A Brief Cultural History of the Avant-Garde. A passionate spokesperson for young-adult literature, he has written many articles on the subject that have been published in two collections, the most recent of which is BEYOND THE PALE: New Essays for a New Era. He has won the LMP Award for editing and has a PhD in American history from NYU. The publisher of Cricket Books at Carus Publishing, he lives in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife and son.

Marc Aronson

Books by Marc Aronson

Edited by Marc Aronson and Susan Campbell Bartoletti - History, Nonfiction, Politics, Social Sciences, Young Adult 13+

Essays, memoirs and more by 14 award-winning authors offer unique perspectives on one of the world’s most tumultuous years. In 1968, 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.

by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos - Biography, History, How-to
Robert Capa and Gerda Taro were young Jewish refugees, idealistic and in love. As photographers in the 1930s, they set off to capture their generation's most important struggle --- the fight against fascism. Today, our screens are flooded with images from around the world. But Capa and Taro were pioneers, bringing home the crises and dramas of their time --- and helping give birth to the idea of bearing witness through technology.
by Marc Aronson and Charles R. Smith Jr. - Short Stories

Kev’s the first kid their age to die. And now, even though he’s dead, he’s not really gone. Even now his choices are touching the people he left behind. Ellen Hopkins reveals what two altar boys (and one altar girl) might get up to at the cemetery. Rita Williams-Garcia follows one aimless teen as he finds a new life in his new job --- at the mortuary. Will Weaver turns a lens on Kevin’s sister as she collects his surprising effects --- and makes good use of them. Here, in nine stories, we meet people who didn’t know Kevin, friends from his childhood, his ex-girlfriend, his best friend, all dealing with the fallout of his death. Being a teenager is a time for all kinds of firsts --- first jobs, first loves, first good-byes, firsts that break your heart and awaken your soul. It’s an initiation of sorts, and it can be brutal. But on the other side of it is the rest of your life.

by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos - Nonfiction

Sugar was the substance that drove the bloody slave trade and caused the loss of countless lives but it also planted the seeds of revolution that led to freedom in the American colonies, Haiti, and France. With songs, oral histories, maps, and over 80 archival illustrations, SUGAR CHANGED THE WORLD tells of how one product can reveal the grand currents of world history in new ways.

by Marc Aronson - History

An exploration of the history of Isreal, it's relationships with its neighboring countries, and questions about what Isreal should be.

by Marc Aronson - History

Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. In a plain meetinghouse a woman stands before her judges. The accusers, girls and young women, are fervent and overexcited. The accused is a poor, unpopular woman who had her first child before she was married. The nightmare has begun: The witch trials will eventually claim twenty-five lives, shatter the community, and forever shape the American social conscience.