Barack Obama

Son of Promise, Child of Hope

By Nikki Grimes; Bryan Collier (Illustrator)
(Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9781416971443, 48pp.)

Publication Date: August 2008

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Barack Obama is the story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, winners of the Coretta Scott King Award.
Ever since Barack Obama was young, Hope has lived inside him. From the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Chicago, from the jungles of Indonesia to the plains of Kenya, he has held on to Hope. Even as a boy, Barack knew he wasn't quite like anybody else, but through his journeys he found the ability to listen to Hope and become what he was meant to be: a bridge to bring people together.
This is the moving story of an exceptional man, as told by Nikki Grimes and illustrated by Bryan Collier, both winners of the Coretta Scott King Award. Barack Obama has motivated Americans to believe with him, to believe that every one of us has the power to change ourselves and change our world.



About the Author
NIKKI GRIMES is the recipient of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children. Her distinguished works include the ALA Notable book" What is Goodbye?, " as well as the novels "Jazmin's Notebook", "Dark Sons", and "The Road to Paris", all of them Coretta Scott King Author Honor Books. She won the Coretta Scott King Author Award for "Bronx Masquerade". Ms. Grimes lives in Corona, California. Visit Nikki at www.nikkigrimes.com.

Bryan Collier is the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Orchard. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Asbury Theological Seminary. He hails from Etta, Mississippi and has been married to Wendy for over fifteen years. He is Olivia and Houston's Dad and in his spare time Bryan likes to read, ride bikes and attend Mississippi State sporting events. He lives in Tupelo, Mississippi.
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