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Master storyteller Joy Hakim has excited millions of young minds with the great drama of American history in her award-winning series A History of US. An exciting, thought-provoking narrative, Hakim's A History of US brings American history to life through occasional first-person comments, riveting biographical information, and a focused coverage that will keep you reading.
Whether picking up a book in the middle, or working through them in chronological order, no matter which book they read, young people will never think of American history as boring again. Joy Hakim's single, clear voice offers continuity and narrative drama as she shares with a young audience her love of and fascination with the people of the past.
This kit includes A History of US Books 1-9, Book 10 "All the People" and Book 11 "A History of US Sourcebook and Index." Grades 5 & up; after grades 7 or 8 could be used independently.
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2007
Availability: In Stock
Series: A History of the US
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The newest edition of Hakim's celebrated series is now available in an 11-volume set containing revisions and updates to all 10 main volumes and the Sourcebook and Index.
Joy Hakim, a former teacher, editor, and writer won the prestigious James Michener Prize for her series, A History of US, which has sold over 4 million copies nationwide. A graduate of Smith College and Goucher College she spent years teaching students from elementary school up to the college level. She also served as an Associate Editor at Norfolk's Virginian-Pilot, and was an Assistant Editor at McGraw-Hill's World News.
"A big breath of fresh air and the best possible news for the youngsters who get to read these books."--David McCullough, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of John Adams
"The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--he Los Angeles Times
"One of the best nonfiction series of the decade... Impossible to put down... Belong[s] in every reference collection."--chool Library Journal
"[An] exciting series... Ms. Hakim braids multiple narratives together to bring alive material long dead to children's imaginations."--The New York Times Book Review
"Joy Hakim didn't rewrite history. But she did make it a whole lot more fun to read."--Education Week
"Readers young and old will find themselves amused, amazed, and engrossed by this searching, opinionated survey. In every sense a fresh look at our history." --Kirkus Reviews
"Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down."--Washington Post Book World
"The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children."--Los Angeles Times
"A thorough and accurate narrative of our nation's history."--The Philadelphia Inquirer
"I think this is the best American history written for young people that I have ever seen."--David Herbert Donald, Harvard University; Pulitzer prize-winning author of Lincoln
"When master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, you're in for a breathtaking adventure."--Teaching K-8
"An attention to detail and drama alike make these recommended choices for not only readers ages 8-13 but for entire families."--Children's Bookwatch
"Absorbing, real and even fun to read."--Voice of Youth Advocates
"Books of real substance that speak directly to kids."--Jean Fritz, author of Shhh, We're Writing the Constitution
"One of the best nonfiction series of the decade. Impossible to put down."--School Library Journal
Quality Series5 Stars Out Of 5A brief but educational look at our pastOctober 27, 2014Quality SeriesQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My kids are in 3rd and 4th grade and this series holds their attention with colorful tidbits of information that we have not found in other summary accounts.
Q: What would be a good age to start using these for homeschool?
These books are appropriate for any age. I read them to my children when they were in grade school, but they can also be read independently by older children.