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Who Is Barack Obama?
     

Who Is Barack Obama?

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by Roberta Edwards, Nancy Harrison, John O'Brien
 

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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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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.

Editorial Reviews

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101171127
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
12/24/2009
Series:
Penguin Who Was...Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
225,549
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
File size:
11 MB
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This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

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

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Who is Barack Obama? 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i loved this bio for KIDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THESE GREAT BOOKS R GR8 FOR CHILDREN THEY ALSO ARE VERY LEARN FREINDLY
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. If you like to learn about Obama, I highly recommend this book. Please read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is his head that large...hahahahahaahahahaa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U boo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Baracka obama is stupid matt ronny shold of been the one who should be president.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is really interesting beacause it talks about president Obama and other president.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Easy to read and straight to the point.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for making this book i learened so muuch
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm gonna ask this now. Who all thinks he shouldn't serve this term? I mean, we all know he will, but who thinks he should just go, as soon as possible? *raises hand, before glancing around* Type in the headline, #Impeachment, if you agree. Have you heard about San Bernadino? What has Obama done to prevent that!? What has he done to stop people over in, I think, Iran or Iraq!? I liked Obama at first, but now, I can't stand the guy. If I was old enough at the time, I would have voted for him at first, but this time, (even though he can't run again, I shall speak hypothetically) I would rather take my chances with Trump than him or Clinton. Muslims are starting to be bolder, and who will stop them? Not our president, I can tell you that! Mr. Obama, (although he probablt won't read this, oh well) what have you been doing to protect our freddoms? What have you been doing to protect American citizens lives? Why have you been helping Isis, and other terrorist groups? We are currentlt at war with them, and yet, you help them get advantages? What president harms his own counry? Anyone other than Obama, type in #Amen, if you agree. If you think he should also be gone, put in #ImpeachmentAmen. Barack Obama, you are the most deadliest president to our country. Even the only president to get impeached, (Andrew Johnson, I believe. Not quite sure though) would be better than you. One more question, Mr. Obama, if you don't mind. Why do you hate this country? Now, I am gonna go now, but Obama. Be glad if you ever get a seat in government from mt vote again. It certainly won't be for president, even if you could run again. To the public, and not Obama, for once. I have a question that even I have a hard time answering, although I'm the one asking it. Why did we vote twice for this guy? How many times as he broken his promises? Did he bring the troops home from Afganistan? Did he keep us safe, or put us in danger? If you are also replying to my earlier questions, or statements, put in #Impeachment.Amen.Answer. Just remember, we have the power to choose our leaders. And honestly, Rand Paul or Dr. Carson has my vote. They'd be better than Trump or Clinton by 1,000,000,000,000,000% anyhow. But between Trump and Clinton, lets have a little contest. Would you choose Trump or Clinton to lead us? Remember, con, or liar? Donald Trump, a con, or Hillary Clinton, a proven liar? To reply, put in the end of your post, @Contest_Trumpvs.Clinton. then add your vote. I will Tally the results, and put them in Obama, res 2, if there is one. If not, I'll try for Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump, res 1. If not there, then I'll have it under Leaders, res 1/2. Not sure yet. Bye.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This person is a good man follow him and Clrition and the us will be awesome and bythe way thus book was very expinece i dont know why but at my school its ony one dollar so much better than this right if you have a school libary just go and borrow tjis book and your parents dont need to pay money so the money is for you to spend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is the man who is stealing our freedom. Obama will destroy the USA. He is taking our right to bear arms and our freedom of speak. If anyone tells me to shut up, (i check all reviews here every day so i can reply) they better check back here because i will have something to say to them. I am an 11 year old republican and yes i do know about politics. I know that the US will not survive Obama and Hillary Clinton back to back so PLEASE vote for Jeb Bush. Ps do u really think all muslims will respect a woman? Also i am a girl too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You suck dude all democrates suck. Have you heard of the rules of engagment or the second amendment or the constatution? DEMOCRATES SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEMOCRATES SUCK YOU BLEEPEN BLEEPERS? ps..........0-stars to you and all democrates and obama and liberals to.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lets get the next president in already. <p> -0 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks for striking out on this too. I am a ten year old girl republican with perfectly good rights(that i bet obama's trying to take away too.). Also,muslims don't respect woman. I remember my mom telling me about going to a store in detroit and trying things on. My sisters and my mom were trying on things and little muslim boys were looking under the stall doors whenever they got undressed because they are taught to look at and abuse woman in very bad ways. Also,(i know this is inappropriate) when muslim couples have prepare to have a baby(aka a three letter word starting with s),men cut off their things in their virginias so they have no pleasure in anything doing with their virginias and say it is "right." It is absolutely disgusting what else they do to woman. By the way, do you think we could be friends? Do you have a nook?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Way to go Obama! Keep on the politics! Don't let the elephant-butt Republicans impeach you >8( If Romney won we would drive to Canada or Mexico no joke we were already making plans just in case. Stay strong till 2016 and GO HILLARY
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WHOO HOO BARACK!!!!!
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This book was the best book i had ever read
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