A Textbook Editor’s Plea for Citizen Engagement

K-12 textbooks aren’t subject to critical race theory, but they are full of mistakes

Antonia Malchik
4 min readMar 8, 2022

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When I tell people I’m a freelance editor, they get interested. When I specify that I’m a freelance copy editor for K-12 textbook publishers, their eyes glaze over.

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Antonia Malchik

Antonia Malchik is the author of A Walking Life: Reclaiming Our Health and Our Freedom One Step at a Time; walking, tech, community, and embodiment.