Only in America
Publication Date: April 2010
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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.
Robert T. Barrett's work has been exhibited at the Society of Illustrators
in New York, the Directors Guild of America, and the National Arts
Club. His clients include Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Random House,
and Harper Collins. He is the illustrator of a children's book on the
life of President Barack Obama and a companion book on the life of