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Barack Obama
     

Barack Obama

by Heather Wagner
 
In July 2004, Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention transformed him into a political star. Three years later, the young state senator from Illinois started his campaign to become president of the United States. Born to a Kenyan father and a mother from Kansas who divorced when he was only two, Obama grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia. As an adult,

Overview

In July 2004, Barack Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention transformed him into a political star. Three years later, the young state senator from Illinois started his campaign to become president of the United States. Born to a Kenyan father and a mother from Kansas who divorced when he was only two, Obama grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia. As an adult, he has served his community-first as an organizer working to register new voters and provide opportunities for the poor, and later as a politician. His 2008 campaign to become president of the United States has inspired many to believe in what he calls "the audacity of hope."

Based on the critically acclaimed Black Americans of Achievement, the Legacy Edition series presents revised editions of some of the most popular titles from the original series, plus many all-new volumes. These books have been fully updated to include many new features, full-color photographs, and new material emphasizing each figure's legacy as a black American.

About the Author:
Heather Lehr Wagner is the author of more than 30 books that explore social and political issues and focus on the lives of prominent men and women

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604133240
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Black Americans of Achievement: Legacy Edition Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.23(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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