***2022 Michael L. Printz Honor Book (for Young Adult Literature)***
Revolution in Our Time is a well researched history book by an award-winning author. It places the Black Panther Party in context, from slavery and segregation through the Civil Rights Movement to today’s Black Lives Matter. Many people are familiar with the image of Black men with guns and berets, but Magoon provides a much more complete account of the Panthers – most of whom were women – and their community activism. Plenty of period photos and other illustrations help make this non-fiction book accessible to teenagers, who are the target readership, but it will appeal more broadly to anyone with an interest in US history.