Barack Obama

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His mother came from Kansas. His father came from Kenya. He grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, far from the center of American politics. Few people had even heard of Barack Obama before 2004. But one powerful speech in Boston changed all that for the Illinois senator. In 2008, this inspiring leader became the first African American to be elected president of the United States.
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Overview

His mother came from Kansas. His father came from Kenya. He grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, far from the center of American politics. Few people had even heard of Barack Obama before 2004. But one powerful speech in Boston changed all that for the Illinois senator. In 2008, this inspiring leader became the first African American to be elected president of the United States.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Zanot
Who is Barack Obama? What was his childhood nickname? Where did he grow up? Who did he marry and when did they get married? These questions and many more are answered in this book about President Obama. This is a book that takes us through the journey of Obama's childhood to the present day of what his life is like now. For any child who has to research a president or, specifically, Barack Obama this is a well-written book that is a biography of a current-day president. There is a glossary, other books and websites to visit, a timeline, index, and a table of contents that lists each chapter. This would be a great chapter book for beginning readers to see how a book is laid out and a great way for a child to say he/she read a chapter book. Barack Obama is certainly a person to know now and in the future. Reviewer: Melissa Zanot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433900174
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: People We Should Know Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 9 Years
  • Lexile: 720L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "We Are One People" 4

Chapter 2 Beginnings 8

Chapter 3 Finding Himself 12

Chapter 4 Working for Change 16

Chapter 5 "Yes We Can!" 22

Time Line 29

Glossary 30

Find Out More 31

Index 32

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