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The election of Barack Obama as president in 2008 was a historic event. Now readers can go back to the beginning of this mans life and learn about the events that brought him to the presidency. This title also highlights the people who played a role in shaping who he is today, from his parents and his mentors to the competitors he fought against to win his way to the top.
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Scholastic
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This is a nice resource for any middle/high school libraries for students wanting to learn more about our current president Barack Obama. The layout is done very well with: beautiful pictures, clear easy to follow text, a glossary, timeline, and links to websites or videos of many of the events covered. The one unfortunate thing is due to the book’s publication date, the material only covers up to most of his first term in office; for more recent events students will have to find other resources ...more