A History of US is a 10-volume, award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States. Master storyteller and lifelong student of American history Joy Hakim takes readers from 9 to 99 on a breathtaking journey, from the Ice Age to the 21st century.
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"This series has a lot going for it. Hakim is excited about her subject and is a talented writer." (School Library Journal)
"Titillating....Hakim is fond of juicy stories and talented at keeping them moving." (Los Angeles Times)
My 10 year old daughter and I LOVE the Joy Hakim History of US series! The reader's voice is pleasant, and the books really 'come alive' when they're told orally...they're really written as storybooks rather than dry text. One strength of the printed books are the numerous pictures and sidebars, which unfortunately aren't always included in the audiobook. These books make history fun and relevant.
At the end of this audiobook the "Declaration of Independence" and "Constitution of the United States" are read. I found this book to be an excellent alternative delivery method for U.S. History. I would recommend this to students taking a course in the Revolutionary War and the War for Independence.
Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.
Yes, this series has been really enjoyable for both my 12 year old and me. If you like history, it is educational but truly a pleasure to listen to. I'm urging my high schooler to listen to it too.
Well, of course the other books in the Hakim series. If you had a child that liked The Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer, or other children's history books, this would be a hit too.
Her narration is lively and keeps me interested -- at the same time, she has a pleasant, non-jarring voice.
This is one of the most interesting in the series, since it is such a fascinating time in US history.
The Joy Hakim series has long been used by home schoolers to bring American history alive for their children. Atltough they are written for a young audience, the books are fascinating and filled with much detailed information. History is truly a "story" and Joy Hakim brings that story alive for her readers.
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