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[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
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
I found the book to contain a number of conclusions which were not supported in fact. Her attempt to include all areas of society in historical moments seemed agenda driven in... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John Martin
We have been using this series for two years now for American history. It is a great backgroud reader. Read morePublished on March 5, 2013 by Carrrie Carter
This book and all others helps anyone at any age understand US History in simpilest terms. The book is written so that history is interesting to all readers. Well written.Published on January 8, 2013 by Brigitta Hart
This book looks great and I love the series. I'm not sure it's an improvement over the original, however. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by Amazon Customer