Freedom

[Ebook] Freedom  By Joy Hakim – Johndore.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Freedom
  • Joy Hakim
  • English
  • 22 April 2017
  • 0195157117

About the Author: Joy Hakim

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Freedom 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 Hailed By 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 And The Kids Themselves Agree Hakim Has Piles Of Fan Letters As Testimony Beginning In January, PBS, In Association With Thirteen WNET, General Electric And Kunhardt Productions, Will Present Freedom A History Of US, An Innovative Television Mini Series Based On Joy Hakim S Award Winning Books Katie Couric Will Host The Series, George And Laura Bush Will Introduce The First Episode, And Celebrated Actors Such As Paul Newman, Glenn Close, Robin Williams, Matthew Broderick, Angela Bassett, Jeremy Irons, John Lithgow, And Morgan Freeman Will Participate As Narrators The Program Will Focus On The History Of The United States Through The Inspiring Story Of Our Fight To Uphold The Ideal Of Freedom, Beginning With The Declaration Of Independence In , Culminating In The Civil Rights Movement, And Concluding With The Challenges Posed By The September Th Attacks In One Hour Episodes Appearing Nationally On Public Television, The Story Of America Will Unfold Through Joy Hakim S Vision Her Belief That Freedom Survives Again And Again, Despite All The Mistakes And Tragic Setbacks, And That In Order To Succeed In Upholding This Great Ideal We Must Examine The Past The Freedom A History Of US Companion Book To The PBS Series Will Capture Both The Visual Energy Of The Programs And Hakim S Rare Gift For Telling History Through The Lives Of Its Makers The Book Will Follow The Thread Of The Programs And Also Expand On Them, Providing A Complete Picture Of The People And Events That Shaped A Defiant Band Of Thirteen Colonies Into A Great Nation Of States More Than Illustrations, Sidebars, And Historical Documents Enhance This Stunning Look At American History For Families To Share, Discuss, And Treasure Freedom A History Of US Is An Essential Book For Every Household In America, And Reminds Us That Great Storytelling And A Passion For Freedom Will Always Have A Place At The Table

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10 thoughts on “Freedom

  1. Pamela says:

    The Good The Bad The Ugly The story of America A simplistic, insightful overview on key events in our nation s history The artwork, photographs, maps, facsimiles of advertisements, news articles, and legal documents were exceptionally enjoyable Overall, this colorful oversize book told in storyteller fashion, is perfectly suited for readers from 9 to 99 who enjoy a smattering of history without delving too deeply into any one topic.

  2. Rebecca Ray says:

    Freedom What does freedom mean to us as Americans What issues have been important to us throughout our history How can we tell if all people in the United States are free What does that look like These are some of the varied ideas that Joy Hakim takes up in Freedom A History of Us This book is a condensed look at American history that briefly goes through our history from the Declaration of Independence to the modern issues of terrorism and the power of the supreme court This book is a lo Freedom What does freedom mean to us as Americans What issues have been important to us throughout our history How can we tell if all people in the United States are free What does that look like These are some of the varied ideas that Joy Hakim takes up in Freedom A History of Us This book is a condensed look at American history that briefly goes through our history from the Declaration of Independence to the modern issues of terrorism and the power of the supreme court This book is a lovely companion to a PBS series, and has large, beautiful margins and photographs and illustrations.I had never actually read one of Hakim s books, so I was curious about her writing to say the least Some of the sources that I read said that she had conservative bias Other sources say she has liberal bias I found, as a reader, that on some issues, Hakim is very conservative and on others, Hakim is quite liberal I think many of us have this mix in us, so it is not surprising that there would be such a mix of ideas about her biases and leanings In the end, I mostly found Hakim to be great storyteller Her book was entertaining through and through.As a special note, her writing is on a level that is accessible to middle school students As I read this book, I found myself deciding that I will probably use this as a history textbook for my seventh grader It would make a great semester long survey of US history for him I figure we ll either use it spring semester this year or as part of his eighth grade year

  3. Megan says:

    Reading this to try and broaden my knowledge of history, a subject I am clearly lacking in My initial thoughts were that I don t like the writing It is written in a story book, romanticized way To me, history books need to be pretty cut and dry if they are going to be factual You can t make inferences about people or things that were happening to try and make it flow or sound better, to try and make it soundromantic I suppose that is why some history books are kind of dry and boring Reading this to try and broaden my knowledge of history, a subject I am clearly lacking in My initial thoughts were that I don t like the writing It is written in a story book, romanticized way To me, history books need to be pretty cut and dry if they are going to be factual You can t make inferences about people or things that were happening to try and make it flow or sound better, to try and make it soundromantic I suppose that is why some history books are kind of dry and boring but this book is trying too hard to be appealing and is falling short historically at times It feels like it is written for a younger audience.Another thing that is bothering me is how it is written as if it is happening in the present in order to make the reader feel connected I would prefer it to be written in the past tense, since it IS in fact a history book It would flow better to me The book did give a good general history VERY general so if that is what you are looking for it s ok I think I could probably find a better history book though The writing style did bother me the whole way through

  4. Melody Riggs says:

    I read this book for a couple of reasons One, I am a middle school Language Arts teacher, and as our state adopts the new Common Core standards, I was looking forhistory reading that I could incorporate into my classroom This book is definitely written at the junior high level and I found plenty of one page excerpts that I could use in class I also appreciate that the theme of the book is freedom So while Hakim tells the story of America, she points out what we did to get our freedom I read this book for a couple of reasons One, I am a middle school Language Arts teacher, and as our state adopts the new Common Core standards, I was looking forhistory reading that I could incorporate into my classroom This book is definitely written at the junior high level and I found plenty of one page excerpts that I could use in class I also appreciate that the theme of the book is freedom So while Hakim tells the story of America, she points out what we did to get our freedom and even that at different times in history we denied others their freedom The second reason I read this book was simply because I wanted a brief, but informative history of the US I took history classes in high school, AP placement tested out of history in college and was just in the mood for an American history refresher My only real complaint is that in the latter part of the book there are some very obvious typographical errors and I would ve expected those to have been caught by an editor

  5. Margaret Wilkening says:

    Anyone who teaches history, loves history, or finds history to be dry as dust needs to read Joy Hakim s Freedom A History of US I first encountered Hakim s books in the middle level series of the same name She combined the most engaging historical writing I had ever read for young adults with outstanding historical scholarship Freedom A History of US condensed the series into a coffee table book and became the basis of a PBS series by the same name As the title indicates, Hakim focuses on Anyone who teaches history, loves history, or finds history to be dry as dust needs to read Joy Hakim s Freedom A History of US I first encountered Hakim s books in the middle level series of the same name She combined the most engaging historical writing I had ever read for young adults with outstanding historical scholarship Freedom A History of US condensed the series into a coffee table book and became the basis of a PBS series by the same name As the title indicates, Hakim focuses on the social evolution of all of us who have come together to form the United States This recent re release includes a chapter that explores how the terrorism of the past two decades has both united and divided us as a nation Whether you read about an event, an era, or immerse yourself in the entire book, you will be amazed at all that you didn t know about American History and how Joy Hakim can pull you into the History of Us

  6. Christine Andjoe says:

    These books are absolutely horrible If the author had actually written an HONEST account of history, they would be wonderful as they are easy to read and quite entertaining If you want your child to learn history the way it actually happened, find another history series If you are unsure of the accuracy of some of the information presented and would like to look into the source of her information guess what You can t She does not have a reference list or a list of sources at the back of th These books are absolutely horrible If the author had actually written an HONEST account of history, they would be wonderful as they are easy to read and quite entertaining If you want your child to learn history the way it actually happened, find another history series If you are unsure of the accuracy of some of the information presented and would like to look into the source of her information guess what You can t She does not have a reference list or a list of sources at the back of the book I am currently finding an alternate series for my son as I can t stomach any of Joy Hakim s history writing

  7. Debbie says:

    This was a wonderful overview of the American History from the Declaation of Independence to 9 11 The way this is written makes it easy to read and you doesn t bore you as some history books do You can feel the emotions of each era Our country has gone through much to get and keep our freedom Sometimes we mess up and sometimes we do great things but we have the freedom to keep trying.

  8. Iris says:

    While reading this book I found the prose to be very simple, and looking at the flyleaf I discovered that it was written for young readers However it is very well written and very readable.It explores the birth, growth, and meaning of freedom in America over the centuries.

  9. PuMbA& says:

    Can t really rate this one I started to read through it and it felt like I was in a history class which I am not in the mood for right now Perhaps I will try and pick this up at another time.

  10. Lu says:

    Good History