"A People's History..:
Caveat: By no means was I an avid reader in high school; that came at a later juncture.
I was a rando closet reader in elementary and high school. I would pick-up a book here-and-there outside of required reading, yet nothing too off-cuff.
My junior year of high-school, I picked up a copy of HZ's 'A People's History...'. As each chapter unfolded, I found myself consistently submerged in these accounts of history that I was never destined to be taught.
The read: It was heartbreaking and inspiring in one-fell swoop; the feeling is almost impossible to describe.
That being said, I would like to lovingly introduce Howard Zinn's 'A People's History of The United States...' into your repertoire.
Enjoy, my friends. <3"