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Obama: A Promise of Change

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Barack obama captured America's attention when he delivered his renowned keynote address to the 2004 Democratic National Convention. By encouraging his followers to believe in America's great promise, Obama has become a symbol of hope, change, and unity. From veteran Chicago Tribunejournalist David Mendell comes a rich portrait of Barack Obama, chronicling his life up until his decision to run for president.

See history in the making! This book includes an afterword about Obama's presidential campaign through the Ohio primary and a photo insert! It is adapted from Obama: From Promise to Power, winner of an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.

Synopsis:

An adaptation for middle graders of the acclaimed bestselling adult edition From the veteran journalist who knows him best comes a comprehensive biography of the presidential hopeful America can't stop talking about: Barack Obama. The author, a Chicago Tribune reporter who has been covering Obama since his senatorial campaign, gives readers an up-close look at how the biracial son of a Kenyan economist and a Kansas anthropologist rose from anonymity to superstardom. Chronicling Obama's childhood and young adulthood to his senatorial tenure and presidential campaign through the Ohio primaries, the author's extensive research includes interviews with Obama's closest aides, mentors, adversaries, and family. Perfect for budding young political enthusiasts, this book features an eight-page black-and-white photo insert.

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From the veteran "Chicago Tribune" journalist who knows him best comes a comprehensive biography of the presidential hopeful America can't stop talking about: Barack Obama.

About the Author

David Mendell, author of Obama: From Promise to Power, has been writing about politics and urban issues for the Chicago Tribunesince 1998. Mr. Mendell lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061697005
Author:
Mendell, David
Publisher:
Amistad Press
Author:
by David Mendell
Author:
Thomson, Sarah L.
Adapted by:
Thomson, Sarah L.
Adapted:
Thomson, Sarah L.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Legislators
Subject:
Presidential candidates
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Political
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Cultural Heritage
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Obama, Barack
Subject:
General Juvenile Nonfiction
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 3 to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
7.60x5.26x.49 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 182 pages Amistad Press - English 9780061697005 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An adaptation for middle graders of the acclaimed bestselling adult edition From the veteran journalist who knows him best comes a comprehensive biography of the presidential hopeful America can't stop talking about: Barack Obama. The author, a Chicago Tribune reporter who has been covering Obama since his senatorial campaign, gives readers an up-close look at how the biracial son of a Kenyan economist and a Kansas anthropologist rose from anonymity to superstardom. Chronicling Obama's childhood and young adulthood to his senatorial tenure and presidential campaign through the Ohio primaries, the author's extensive research includes interviews with Obama's closest aides, mentors, adversaries, and family. Perfect for budding young political enthusiasts, this book features an eight-page black-and-white photo insert.
"Synopsis" by , From the veteran "Chicago Tribune" journalist who knows him best comes a comprehensive biography of the presidential hopeful America can't stop talking about: Barack Obama.
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