Overview

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


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Who Is Barack Obama?

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Overview

As the world now knows, Barack Obama has made history as our first African-American president. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, this biography is perfect for primary graders looking for a longer, fuller life story than is found in the author's bestselling beginning reader Barack Obama: United States President.


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Children's Literature - Barbara L. Talcroft
A recent addition to the "Who Was. . .?" series of biographies is this breezily-written but informative look at President Obama's family, education, and rise to political power. Four chapters explore the president's early life and schooling in Hawaii and Indonesia through his move to Columbia University in New York, where he explored Harlem and learned about life in the mainland US. Though his divorced father had invited him to visit in Kenya, Obama never saw him again; he died in 1982. Working as a community organizer in Chicago, Obama was accepted into Harvard Law School, but first took time for a trip to Kenya, where he met his father's large and colorful family and paid a moving visit to the graves of his father and grandfather. At Harvard Obama met Michelle Robinson (the future First Lady), and published his first book. Back in Chicago, he taught and entered Illinois politics in addition to becoming a father. From then on, Obama's rise was spectacularly swift. Especially dramatic is his story of being summoned by Harry Reid and told that the Democratic Party wanted him to run for president. Two final chapters take readers through the exciting campaign and Obama's triumphal election. Sidebars highlight the Civil Rights Movement, Kenya, the Constitution, and African-American presidential candidates. Keeping pace with the story are O'Brien's quick pen-and-ink sketches, focusing on Obama and the people in his life; timelines and a bibliography that are included will be helpful to young researchers. Reviewer: Barbara L. Talcroft
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101171127
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 12/24/2009
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 55,861
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 11 MB
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Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.


Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.


Roberta Edwards lives in New York, New York. Ken Call lives in Northbrook, Illinois.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    our president

    i loved this bio for KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THESE GREAT BOOKS R GR8 FOR CHILDREN THEY ALSO ARE VERY LEARN FREINDLY

    10 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Aowsome

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    9 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    Hi

    I dont like our presadint he is horrible and such a looser

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Barack Obama

    This is a really good book.I love the covers of these books.

    8 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Don't knock it to you try it

    Easy to read and straight to the point.

    8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Good

    Think people should go and buy this book

    Go Obama

    7 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Hola

    ¿Hola! Fake spanish ascent. :D

    6 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    I think it was a very bad book

    Eh¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

    6 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2013

    ILove him

    I hate hate hate hate him

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Awesome

    Awesome book and also very informative on his early life.I had NO problems at all and was so into this book it only took me about 1 hour and a half to completly read:) P.S I skipped homework to read this hahaha

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Barack obama

    I love this book

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    PSSHH!!!!

    Dummest book ive ever seen i havent even read the book!!!

    5 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2012

    Anoumus

    Havent read yet but gonna be great

    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Booo:-(

    Dont read!!!!!

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Pie

    This book sucks i read it and hated it how can he have gotten more votes than Mit Romney and had been president for 8 yrs how many times can someone be presedent if more than 2 times plz dont vote obama

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Good

    If u want to learn more about barak its all in this very good book

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Cortney

    Does any one know that obama is going to distroy our country!!!! My dad is in the army so all his coworkers are geting fired or the money rate is getting cutback!!!!! If anyone else is worried that your parent(s) is going to get fired call my number: 270 - 719 - 9882. Thank you for calling im 13 so if my voice sounds scratchy my dad got fired!! I HATE obama. U SUCK!!!!!!!!!! Bye:} oh bye the i would give this rating 0.0000000

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    I learned a lot about Barack Obama from this book. It is a very

    I learned a lot about Barack Obama from this book. It is a very good book to read if you want to learn about him. In this book you learn about Barack's family, how he became president, how he met the first lady Michelle Obama, etc. This is a great and easy book to read. you'll love it if you get it.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Good book

    This book is really interesting beacause it talks about president Obama and other president.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Whoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GO BLACK PEOPLE

    Love obama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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