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Yes We Can: A Biography of Barack Obama

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Publisher Comments:

In third grade, Barack Obama wrote an essay titled, “I Want to Become President”—and he is, to this day, determined to show the world that, yes, he can.

Born in the U.S.A., the son of an African father and an American mother, a boy who spent his childhood in Indonesia and Hawaii, Barack Obama is truly a citizen of the world. His campaign for the presidency is powered by a fierce optimism, an exuberant sense of purpose and determination, and, above all, a belief that change can happen.

Garen Thomas takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as Illinois senator, to his historic and momentum-building run for president of the United States.

Barack Obama is a man who uses his words to inspire us. We can have a better future. We can be whatever we want to be. Yes. We. Can.

Synopsis:

“Yes, we can.

     Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.

     And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words—yes, we can.” —Barack Obama

 

About the Author

Garen Thomas worked as an editor in children's book publishing for more than a decade, editing numerous notable childrens picture books and novels, including Carole Boston Weatherfords Caldecott Honor Book Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, illustrated by Kadir Nelson; Nelsons We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball; and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel Day of Tears: A Novel in Dialogue, by Julius Lester. She continues to act as a consultant and children's books editor on a freelance basis while working on her own writing and film projects. She holds an A.B. from Harvard University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312537098
Subtitle:
A Biography of Barack Obama
Author:
Thomas, Garen Eileen
Author:
Thomas, Garen
Publisher:
Feiwel & Friends
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Presidential candidates
Subject:
Social Science - Politics & Government
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 30 bandw photos thorughout
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.19 in
Age Level:
08-12

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“Yes, we can.

     Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope.

     And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words—yes, we can.” —Barack Obama

 

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