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All the People: Since 1945

All the People: Since 1945

by Joy Hakim
     
 

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Joy Hakim's All the People is a breathtaking journey through American life from the end of World War II to the present. It begins with Truman, an "accidental" president whose grandparents remembered the Civil War; it travels through contemporary American history with its wars and wonders; it considers the astonishing democratic potential of the information age; and

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Joy Hakim's All the People is a breathtaking journey through American life from the end of World War II to the present. It begins with Truman, an "accidental" president whose grandparents remembered the Civil War; it travels through contemporary American history with its wars and wonders; it considers the astonishing democratic potential of the information age; and it never loses sight of the American promise of freedom and equality for all. This updated edition covers, for the first time, the last years of the Bush administration, the economic rollercoaster that tore through the early years of the new century, America's role and responsibilities as the world's superpower, and Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th president of the United States.

All the People is part of Joy Hakim's award-winning series about the birth and development of the United States, A History of US, and it continues this series legacy of making history intelligible, fun, and stimulating for readers of all ages. With a crisp, engrossing style, Hakim shows us Americans changing their world: Martin Luther King, Jr. leading Civil Rights marchers, Richard Nixon boarding a helicopter as he leaves the White House and the presidency, Neil Armstrong stepping onto the Moon, Betty Friedan breaking barriers in the fight for women's rights, Bob Dylan, César Chávez, Richard Feynman, and many more transformative Americans. At the heart of the book is the story of America's fight for equality and civil rights for all its citizens.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199735020
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/12/2010
Series:
A History of US Series, #10
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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.

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