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By Joy Hakim

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A historical past folks is a 10-volume, award-winning sequence in regards to the delivery and improvement of the U.S. as comparable via grasp storyteller pleasure Hakim. the entire humans, the final quantity within the sequence, covers US historical past from the tip of worldwide battle II to the current. This up to date fourth variation covers, for the 1st time, occasions that experience taken position long ago 6 years, together with the 2008 election of Barack Obama and the signficance of this election. the entire humans makes a speciality of Civil Rights within the final 1/2 the 20 th Century and the start of the twenty first, making sure that readers may have an organization clutch of the groundbreaking nature and lasting significance of this movement.

Throughout the publication, which has been thoroughly redesigned with a daring new glance, Hakim portrays modern American existence in a full of life, attractive means. Readers will stumble upon attention-grabbing tales approximately well-known americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), old occasions (the Vietnam battle, the 1st guy at the moon), and significant cultural hobbies (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed good points supply extra anecdotes concerning the characters that experience formed the final sixty five years--for example, one conjectures approximately what Alan Greenspan could conceal in his briefcase; one other discusses the existence and instances of Mark I, the world's first automated machine. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and fees line the margins, delivering illimitable assets of knowledge and entertainment.

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Master storyteller pleasure Hakim has excited thousands of younger minds with the nice drama of yankee historical past in her award-winning sequence A heritage people. suggested by way of the typical center kingdom criteria for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational textual content, A heritage folks weaves jointly fascinating tales that deliver American historical past to existence. Hailed by way of reviewers, historians, educators, and fogeys for its fascinating, thought-provoking narrative, the books were well-known as a break-through device in educating background and significant studying abilities to youth. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the twenty first century, adolescents won't ever reflect on American heritage as dull again.

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