Former educator and editor Joy Hakim made learning about American history hip for kids around the world with her Michener Prize-winning series A History of U.S. Her secret? Says Hakim: "to find the story in a subject is to discover its essence."
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B.A. in Government, Smith College; M.A., Goucher College
Michener Prize for the A History of U.S. series
|Hakim's Latest Lesson|
|Freedom: A History of U.S.|
Joy Hakim, Foreword by George W. Bush and Laura Bush
In her latest refreshing look at U.S. history, inspirational educator Hakim explores the concept of freedom and what it means from the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the challenges America faces in the post-9/11 age.
|History Goes Hollywood|
|A host of top Hollywood celebrities participated in a 16-part PBS companion presentation of Freedom: A History of U.S., airs throughout January 2003. Hosted by Today anchor Katie Couric, the all-star cast includes Julia Roberts, Anthony Hopkins, Angela Bassett, Reese Witherspoon, Billy Crystal and Robin Williams.|