Joy Hakim isn't quite sure why she started writing for young readers. Mostly she was exasperated with the books her three children brought home from school. She was a newspaper writer and an editor who had been a teacher, so it seemed to fit. (Joy got her BA at Smith College, an MEd at Goucher College, and an honorary PhD at Goucher.) Hakim's prize-winning history books A History of US have a strong narrative and are changing the way many children learn and teachers teachHakim, Joy is the author of 'Story Of Science Aristotle Leads the Way', published 2004 under ISBN 9781588341600 and ISBN 1588341607.