Obama

Only in America

By Carole Boston Weatherford; Robert T. Barrett (Illustrator)
(Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761456414, 48pp.)

Publication Date: April 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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From birth to getting elected as president, a biography told in lyrical prose.

From his childhood in Indonesia to his teenage years in Hawaii, from his father s homeland of Kenya to the halls of Harvard Law School and, later, the South Side of Chicago, Barack Obama searched for a place where he belonged. His search led him to the White House, where, as president, he would fight for "the god-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness." In elegant, cadenced language, award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford provides a biographical tribute to a citizen of the world who journeyed from "Barry" to "Barack" to "Mr. President" as he found, finally, the place where he belongs. Primary source quotes from speeches are included throughout.

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