A History of US: 11 Volume Set, Revised Third Edition   -     By: Joy Hakim
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Oxford University Press / 2007 / Paperback

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American history isn't a history of good vs. evil, but a richly nuanced texture interwoven with the fascinating, interesting lives of thousands of people.

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.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0195327276
ISBN-13: 9780195327274
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Series: A History of the US

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Publisher's Description

Whether it's standing on the podium in Seneca Falls with the Suffragettes or riding on the first subway car beneath New York City in 1907, the books in Joy Hakim's A History of US series weave together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Readers may want to start with War, Terrible War, the tragic and bloody account of the Civil War that has been hailed by critics as magnificent. Or All the People, brought fully up-to-date in this new edition with a thoughtful and engaging examination of our world after September 11th. 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.

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.

Author Bio


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.

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"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


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