EY WADE~ Entertaining Your World And Designing Eternity

BEADS ON A STRING-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History book. The first to include Sarah Collins Rudolph,the 5th and forgotten little girl in the Birmingham Church Bombing, into the pages of history.

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5 out of 5 stars Must read for History buffs!,
Beads on a String is an approachable, conversational, and interactive history of diversity in America. Instead of a melting pot, Ey Wade envisions the country as a piece of jewelry where the contributions of all of the people who have immigrated here from all over the world add to the beauty of our society. It honors all of the peoples that contributed to this country in a nicely balanced way. Designed as a resource for students it suits the classroom or homeschool classroom but also is an enjoyable read for armchair historians and fans of the History Channel. It's a must read for history lovers.

5 out of 5 stars A Must-Read In So Many Ways, June 2, 2011
 I just finished Beads on A String and in all sincerity I have to say it is a work of subtle genius. Several years back I read one of the most unusual history books ever written, "The Peoples' History of the United States." Anyone who has read that revelation of history as events that really happened, as opposed to events as reported by those who were left holding the most power, will see a similar sort of understanding in this amazing work by Ey Wade. An alternative title for her work could well be, "A History of the People of the United States. I can give this work no higher compliment.

I was consistently fascinated by unexpected connections, accomplishments and contributions being added to the ongoing tapestry of our country by so many people from so many ethnic and cultural backgrounds, that I simply couldn't put the book down. If I could ask for anything more, it would literally be just that...more.

This is the story of the heroes of our collective past. What is incredibly moving is that so many of these heroes have gone unsung for so long.

I can gladly recommend this book to anyone interested in the historical journey of the land we live in. Beyond that, I can just as easily recommend it to anyone who just likes a great read.

5.0 out of 5 stars Beads on A Sting,
As the white American husband of an African woman and father of two bi racial young men, I had been impatiently awaiting the publication of Ey Wade's "Beads". I was pleasantly surprised by the size and scope of this book and am finding it an invaluable resource. Though making my way through the introductory essays I have also enjoyed being able to open the book to an indiscriminate page and discover individuals whose place in history had grown dim. Ms. Wade shines a brilliant deserved light upon them. I shall be handing this book over to my sons that they may gain a fuller understanding of their cultural history. This is a fascinating trove of the people who have made this country what it is. Beads On A String: America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History
I shall be returning to post a more comprehensive review when I finish reading the entire book which, given its size, may take some time but am so impressed with the material I have already read that I wanted to immediately recommend the book.

5.0 out of 5 stars A great Racial History book, June 27, 2011
This review is from: Beads On a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History (Kindle Edition)
Ey Wade has written a unique and important book that put all racial History under one umbrella. Wade has done a tremendous job collecting information on all races, and all subjects related to them. "Beads on a String" is a piece of History that was missing until this book came out. I highly recommend this book to anyone wishing to understand more about how multiple cultures shaped the US to what it is today. Two thumbs up!

5.0 out of 5 stars My first Amazon review of a non-fiction book,
Ey Wade's "Beads on a String" was originally written as a textbook she could use for home-schooling her children. She was unable to find suitable reading material to support her needs for home-schooling her family so the core of their study of U.S. history became assembling the biographical and historical information from which this book was born. The major source for much of the material was the Internet (Wiki), so the research was readily incorporated into the process of home study and self-directed learning. The "beads" are a metaphor for the cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity of the United States, and the "string" is a metaphor for the whole of the USA. The book is large and fascinating---mainly a series of biographical vignettes on the people the author and her children selected as those who had a major impact on the history of the U.S. All of the "beads" make contributions; the "string" is the richer for the diversity of those contributing. "Beads on a String" has a lot to offer traditional K-12 schools and home schooling parents as supplemental material for various standard curricula in history, civics, and other social sciences.
Negatives include the need for more careful editing of typos and occasional grammatical errors, a confusing and incomplete table of Contents, and the sheer size of the book, which at 170,000+ words is intimidating to begin.
On the whole, I recommend it highly on the as-is basis for selective browsing or as a reference source to share with junior high school and older students. With more careful editing I'd consider it as a potential candidate for a commercial textbook publisher to consider producing as an inexpensive e-book series for public school reference libraries.

5 out of 5 stars A Review From a Teen
I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review by the author.

My name is Gage Bailey and I am fourteen-years-old. My mother was given a copy of this book for review purposes as the author wanted the opinion of a kid who enjoys history - that's me! I really liked the fact that the author added so much more information in this book, more than you can find in the text books we get in school. The title is perfect. There are more than just "Americans" who helped to make the history of our country and I think it is sad that we don't get to hear about them at school. We are all beads on the same string, and everything we do, no matter how big or small, makes history.

The only thing I wish is that the author would have added more of her opinion in the book. I do realize it is non-fiction, but I would have liked to know more about what she thought when she was researching and writing it. What she as surprised as me to find out such important and interesting facts? I really liked this book and I recommend it to anyone who loves History

The Voice: Ms. Wade what is your belief when it comes to the significance and separation of race/ethnicity?

Ms. Wade: My belief ? “I feel that we as Americans are all equal and held together by a common thread. Like a treasured beaded necklace of different colors held together on a string, we are held together by our necessities and our circumstances and our humanity. Every color helps to make the necklace beautiful. We can never be a totally separate entity! Americans of all colors are so integrated that if we hurt one, we hurt all. Just like that necklace of treasured beads, leave one out and the gap is seen. Break the chain and many of us are lost.”

The Voice: What is your goal in life?
My goal in life is to touch someone, who will touch someone, who will touch soomeone and make a difference in the world. My goal is to have Beads on a String in every school, to have the history of each race taught on the daily. To have the book in every hand and every mind so the contributions of all races can be learned and celebrated on the daily. When we get to know each other, we will learn to live with each other with respect. History was written in more than Black and White.

The Voice:Thank you. Please have a seat as we prepare for your interview.

Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History