Hope!: A Story of Change in Obama's America

Hope!: A Story of Change in Obama's America

by Eric Stevens, Nick Derington
     
 

When Anton Fox is sentenced to community service on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, he thinks it's just a punishment fit for someone who'll never do any better. But as he learns more about his community, and watches the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, he begins to realize that he, too, has the power to change the world and himself.See more details below

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When Anton Fox is sentenced to community service on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, he thinks it's just a punishment fit for someone who'll never do any better. But as he learns more about his community, and watches the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, he begins to realize that he, too, has the power to change the world and himself.

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Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Anton Fox makes a bad decision when he decides to spray a brick wall with red paint. After he is arrested, the judge sentences him to seventy-five hours of community service work. He is to start on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Anton's mother is very angry and tries to tell him to make the best of it. His assignment was to clean up the Mall in Washington, D. C. where the first black President was going to be sworn in. While working, Anton met a young man who was turning eighteen and was excited that he was going to be able to vote. He tried to explain what an honor it was going to be, but all Anton could think of was getting home to sleep. The day of the inauguration Anton's mother made him go and they had to walk for hours to get near the stage. After listening to Obama, Anton could identify by thinking of how his very own grandfather had been asked to leave a restaurant sixty years ago. This book is well-written, provides lots of information in a short book, and, in the back of the book, the author provides more information about Obama, information on the author himself, a glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts. One side of the page is written in graphic form, and the facing page is written in straight text. This is a must for all school libraries, classroom libraries, and personal libraries. This is truly an excellent book. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434217240
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
We the People: Expansion and Reform Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
GN630L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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