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Please scroll down for an announcement regarding the spine A Kid’s Guide to Native American History by Yvonne Wakim Davis and Arlene Hirschfelder!

The first of three volumes of A River of Voices: The History of the United States is now available! We are currently updating this page, and there will be more information, videos, flip-throughs, etc. coming soon!

Please click here to see this curriculum in our store!

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Important Information

Announcement Regarding A Kid’s Guide to Native American History by Yvonne Wakim Davis and Arlene Hirschfelder:

UPDATE TO ORIGINAL POST BELOW: Chicago Review Press just informed me that the new shipment is due to hit at the end of August. (Also, for those who have asked–I did try printing a page from the PDF myself and it didn’t work with my printer but I’m not sure if this is user error or not.) 7/31/20

Apparently the big Amazon sale this summer really depleted the paperback stock available for this spine. In addition, there are a few different curriculum companies that recommend this book, and many new homeschoolers jumping into their first year of homeschooling (welcome!) 🙂

I contacted Chicago Review Press earlier in July and they assured me they were running a reprint ASAP. We realize many people are eager to start soon, and may not wish to wait for reprints. Luckily, they do have a PDF copy for sale on their website, which is an excellent option to consider. PDFs are not the same as ebooks, and for many, they are easier to read. I think that’s been the solution for a lot of parents right now. Here is their website. https://www.chicagoreviewpress.com/kid-s-guide-to-native-american-history–a-products-9781556528026.php

I do not have a recommended replacement at this time—the other spines that we looked at when we wrote this curriculum were all problematic. If Chicago Review Press informs me, at any time, that they do not intend to continue reprinting, we will then “go back to the drawing board” to find an alternative spine. This will not be a quick change or fix–we spend months carefully screening each and every resource we include and run them by a committee of consultants that must also approve them before we include them. We will make an announcement if and when we decide to offer an alternative spine. In the meantime, the ebook and the PDF are both readily available. You might also check local used book stores and independent book stores too–they often have books in stock that other places don’t (and it’s always great to support them anyway!) Hopefully those copies will be back on the shelves soon! Please check back here for updates. Thank you!

  • A sample (with book list) and link to our store are available below (scroll down to see them!)
  • Please note that more information about the curriculum will become available here on this page in the coming weeks. We’ll be posting FAQ videos, flip-throughs, and more, so keep an eye out for that.

Click here to download your sample of the parent guide!

Click here to download your sample of the student notebook!

Updates Concerning the Sample (Originally Released 12/16/19) *IMPORTANT, PLEASE READ*

Watch this space for updates that impact the sample we sent out on 12/16/19. We have since made some changes, based on feedback from our review committee. The sample has since been updated, for those that may have downloaded the older sample, please see important notes below:

  • Vol. 3 of Joy Hakim’s The History of US has been removed from the options for a Revolutionary War spine.
  • A Kid’s Guide to African American History: More than 70 Activities by Nancy I. Sanders has been replaced on the Gentle Pathway by A Child’s Introduction to African American History: The Experiences, People, and Events That Shaped Our Country by Jabari Asim and it has been replaced on the Standard Pathway by 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History by Jeffrey C. Stewart.

Click here to download a sample of the parent guide for A River of Voices: The History of the United States, Vol. 1! Sample includes book lists for the main spines used in the curriculum, but not the optional supplemental books.

Please see the notes above regarding changes made since the original samples were generated! We have since updated the sample, and the updated sample is linked below.

Click here to see this product in our store!

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