A History of US: War, Peace, and All That Jazz: A History of US Book Nine
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A History of US: War, Peace, and All That Jazz: A History of US Book Nine

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Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text. From woman's suffrage to Babe Ruth's home runs, from Louis Armstrong's jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt's four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games a plenty. But alongside this post WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country's greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades full of optimism and despair, progress and Depression, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz forever changed the United States. About the Series: 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. Recommended by the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy as an exemplary informational text, A History of US weaves together exciting stories that bring American history to life. Hailed by reviewers, historians, educators, and parents for its exciting, thought-provoking narrative, the books have been recognized as a break-through tool in teaching history and critical reading skills to young people. In ten books that span from Prehistory to the 21st century, young people will never think of American history as boring again.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 188 x 228 x 12mm | 598.74g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 282 b/w halftones, 23 color illus.
  • 0195327233
  • 9780195327236
  • 650,225

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One of the best nonfiction series of the decade. Impossible to put down. * School Library Journal * Books of real substance that speak directly to kids. * Jean Fritz, author of Shhh, We're Writing the Constitution * Absorbing, real and even fun to read. * Voice of Youth Advocates * 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 * When master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, you're in for a breathtaking adventure. * Teaching K-8 * 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 * A thorough and accurate narrative of our nation's history. * The Philadelphia Inquirer * The liveliest, most realistic, most well-received American history series ever written for children. * Los Angeles Times * Merits every accolade, starting with the most personal: I couldn't put it down. * Washington Post Book World * 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 * Joy Hakim didn't rewrite history. But she did make it a whole lot more fun to read. * Education Week * [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 *show more

About Joy Hakim

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.show more

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