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Barack Obama: Son of Promise, Child of Hope

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

25 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

A Hero for our generation and the next....

What a wonderful book for my adopted biracial children. The same message that I have instilled in them all of their lives, reach for the stars, they can be anything they want to be!

posted by Anonymous on September 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 50 people found this review helpful.

Couldn't Be More Full of Himself

What a shameful display this book is. Even before he could possibly take office Barack Obama paints himself as a Messiah figure something so incredibly egotistical it is beyond describing! This kind of approach to our leaders is dangerous. If you create in the mind of ...
What a shameful display this book is. Even before he could possibly take office Barack Obama paints himself as a Messiah figure something so incredibly egotistical it is beyond describing! This kind of approach to our leaders is dangerous. If you create in the mind of a child a hero out of a fallible and flaw-ridden person you've just made a god out of a man. Pure and simple. The same tactic is employed in George Orwell's 1984, may I mention.

posted by Anonymous on September 9, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2008

    Relatable

    My students really make connections with Barack Obama. They felt the same pain that he experienced being without his parents. They also could relate to being raised by a grandparent. This story made them feel as if anything were possible if you studied in school. You have to believe in yourself. It doesn't matter if you have one parent or two. Hope and hard work is the key. This book was truly inspiring.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2009

    Great book to introduce Obama to your kids!

    Stimulates discussion with your kids and provides nice story of President Obama's life.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2009

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    A nice book

    Nice inspirational story. For younger kids, check out "Barack Obama 101" - a board book for parents and grandparents to share this historic moment with the next generation of Americans.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 16, 2012

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    This biography is told by a mother, Hope, to her son. Bryan Col

    This biography is told by a mother, Hope, to her son. Bryan Collier's watercolor and collage illustrations are beautiful and spot-on with the story being told. My biggest issue is God speaking to Barack Obama. Is this sending a message to children that only those individuals spoken to be God will succeed? Perhaps children will not interpret that part of the story as I did but it did cause me to pause. The timeline and family tree at the end of the story are helpful. This edition is revised and updated for the 2012 election according to the front cover. Thanks to Puget Sound Council for this review copy.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2012

    Pretty good book.Makes his life easy to understand

    Like the book.I recomend this book

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2012

    Nice story and illustrations but not really a complete biography

    We loved reading and seeing the lovely illustrations in this book.
    However my second grader was doing a book report and it just didn't have enough info for the report.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2008

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