History of US: All the People Since 1945 Paperback Book
Grades: 3 - 10
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. With their riveting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history & critical reading skills to young people.
Hakim portrays contemporary American life in a lively, engaging way. Readers will encounter fascinating stories about famous Americans (Joe McCarthy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Nixon), historical events (the Vietnam War, the first man on the moon), and major cultural movements (1960s counterculture, feminism). Interspersed features provide further anecdotes about the characters that have shaped the last 65 years--for instance, one conjectures about what Alan Greenspan might hide in his briefcase; another discusses the life and times of Mark I, the world's first automatic computer. Sidebars, illustrations, definitions and quotes line the margins, providing illimitable sources of information and entertainment.
Guided reading levels: W-X. Lexile levels: 820-940L.
Paperback, 304 pages.