Everyone has a story . . . In January 2020, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, PBS launched an ambitious national storytelling project, American Portrait, inviting people across the country to participate in a national conversation about what it means to be an American today. Told by people of all ages, orientations, and walks of life, these unique stories of joy, adversity, love, sacrifice, grief, and more, each illuminate the struggles, hopes, and dreams, and of Americans today. This essential companion to the project brilliantly captures the tumultuous, historic year that was 2020, compiling over 400 entries and striking photos while offering an intimate look at what it means to be an American today. Hardcover, 272 pages, color photos throughout.