"The original edition made educational history by introducing a startling new view of Columbus … In the revised edition we get even richer material, a marvelous compendium of history, literature, original sources, commentary … an exciting treasure for teachers, students, and the general public."
— Howard Zinn, author A People's History of the United States
"Our Creator gave each of us two ears. Thus we have the ability to listen to both sides. Since its first publication, Rethinking Columbus has been a valuable resource for librarians, teachers, and all those interested in using both of their ears to hear this complex story. The good news about the second edition is that it remains just as readable and interesting while adding much new material. This is truly a book that deserves (and needs) to be in every school library."
— Joseph Bruchac (Abenaki), editor of the Greenfield Review
A sampling of praise for the first edition of Rethinking Columbus:
"Until we realize that history is comprised of the good, the bad, and the ugly, we will never be truly free. This book is an important step in unifying our common destiny."
— Maria Garza Lubeck, Children’s Defense Fund
"It’s moving, thrilling! … an essential resource for any teacher …"
—Harriet Rohmer, director, Children’s Book Press
"Goodbye, Columbus? … For too long, the story of Columbus has been all one-sided. But that is starting to change, possibly forever."
—San Francisco Examiner