Barack Obama: United States President: Updated and Expanded
On November 4, 2008, Barack Obama made history with his election as the first African-American President of the United States. Now our bestselling reader, Barack Obama: An American Story, has a post-election subtitle and is a third longer, including new information on the campaign and election as well as new photos. It?s the perfect book for primary graders who want to kno...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published January 8th 2009 by Grosset & Dunlap
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Finally. This is a much better Obama book for younger readers than the others I've looked at. The voice the author chose is straightfoward but eloquent--not condescending or awkward, a problem the other books I've read for this age group both suffered from. It contains real and little-discussed information on Obama, with helpful geographic guides and beautiful illustrations.
I bought this book to share with the first grade classroom that I tutor with. I think it's a great story to teach about the history of our next president. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking for a bit of background on Obama to share with children.