Barack Obama: We Are One People, Revised and Expanded

Barack Obama: We Are One People, Revised and Expanded

by Michael A. Schuman
     
 

Barack Obama's meteoric rise to the presidency began with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. This same year, he went from being an Illinois state senator to being elected a United States senator. Just over two years later, he declared his candidacy for president. By November 2008, he was elected president. In this biography, the reader finds out…  See more details below

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Barack Obama's meteoric rise to the presidency began with his speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. This same year, he went from being an Illinois state senator to being elected a United States senator. Just over two years later, he declared his candidacy for president. By November 2008, he was elected president. In this biography, the reader finds out about Obama's life, from his childhood in Hawaii to his rise to become 44th president of the United States-the first African-American commander-in-chief in the history of the U.S.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Melissa Zanot
This book is from the "African-American Biography Library" and is part of a series that includes other prominent African American figures including Ida B. Wells Barnett, Muhammad Ali, and Zora Neale Hurston. This is an excellent resource book that include a table of contents, index, chapters, and chapter notes. Any teenager, or adult, who is studying Barack Obama could use this as a resource book. It starts with his childhood, life with Tutu and Lolo, and moves to his presidency, the journey we continue today. Each chapter deals with a struggle and a success for a man who wondered where he fit in the world. There are also wonderful illustrations that include maps, snapshots, and other pictures. Each chapter includes side notes that help bring the chapter into better focus. This book should be read by anyone who wonders who is this president, where does he stand, and what is in his past and present. Reviewer: Melissa Zanot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766036499
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Series:
African-American Biography Library
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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