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Barack Obama: We Are One People

Barack Obama: We Are One People

by Michael A. Schuman
     
 

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Before the summer of 2004, few people knew Barack Obama outside of Illinois, where he was a state senator. But his speech at the Democratic National Convention grabbed America's attention. Obama wanted the power and authority to make positive changes for Americans on a national level and was elected a United States Senator that same year. In this biography, the reader

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Before the summer of 2004, few people knew Barack Obama outside of Illinois, where he was a state senator. But his speech at the Democratic National Convention grabbed America's attention. Obama wanted the power and authority to make positive changes for Americans on a national level and was elected a United States Senator that same year. In this biography, the reader finds out about Obama's life, from his childhood in Hawaii to his rise to presidential candidate, vying to be the first African-American commander-in-chief in the history of the United States.

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Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
Interesting and highly readable, this title from the "African-American Biography Library" provides timely and appealing information about the 2008 Presidential hopeful. We begin with Obama's birth in Hawaii and follow his story through growing up in Indonesia and Hawaii, his college years and early political activism. After working with community organizations, Obama continued his education at Harvard Law School, becoming the first African-American president of the Law Review and meeting his future wife. Obama's decision to run for political office and his rise through the Illinois legislature lead to his current ambition to become the nation's first African-American President. Obama's life and philosophies are thoughtfully presented. The author also discusses some of the hardships of Obama's personal life, including his struggles with racial identity, his rather fractured relationship with his father and other extended family members, and the different racial prejudices he faced as a youngster both in Indonesia and Hawaii. This is a well rounded, well informed and well written biography suitable for all collections servicing young adults. Included are a chronology of Obama's life, detailed chapter notes, suggestions for further reading, Internet addresses for Obama's official websites, and an index. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766028913
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
African-American Biography Library
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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