THE VOICE OF WITNESS ORAL HISTORY BOOK SERIES
The Voice of Witness book series takes a humanizing, literary approach to oral history to illuminate the stories of people impacted by injustice in the U.S. and globally.
We’ve featured a diversity of voices and issues, including wrongfully convicted Americans, undocumented immigrants, and people living under oppressive regimes in Burma, Zimbabwe and Colombia. Their personal stories offer readers an engaging, humanizing understanding of issues that might otherwise seem abstract. Moving forward, our books will focus on communities impacted by issues of criminal justice and migration & displacement.
VOW narratives meet a high editorial and literary standard, are rigorously fact-checked, and are supported by appendices that provide contextual information on key structural and systemic factors that influence the issues at hand.
Our books are read by readers of all stripes—from students to policymakers—and are taught worldwide in courses as disparate as social studies, constitutional law, comparative literature, Middle East Studies, and restorative justice.
RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Voice of Witness offers free, interdisciplinary, Common Core-aligned curriculum to accompany all the books in our series.
Lesson plans are free and available for download through our education program.